The 52-year-old man accused of killing British Member of Parliament, Jo Cox turned his court appearance into a chilling experience.
The accused refused to reveal his identity and when asked his name in Westminster Magistrate’s Court, the man said: “My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain.”
He also refused to reveal his address or his date of birth and his bizarre performance prompted Deputy Chief Magistrate Emma Arbuth to order a psychiatric report into his mental state which may influence how the case against him proceeds.
The comments by the accused also raised questions about his possible motive for the crime. Once a suspect is charged, British law restricts what can be published about the case to ensure the right to a fair trial is not compromised.
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