Accused in killing UK lawmaker Jo Cox refuses to enter plea

LONDON (AP) " The man charged with murdering British lawmaker Jo Cox has refused to speak when asked to enter pleas in court.

Thomas Mair is accused of murdering 41-year-old Cox and assaulting an elderly man who was seriously injured. He also faces weapons charges.

He appeared at London's Central Criminal Court on Tuesday by video-link from prison, and stayed silent when asked how he intended to plead. Judge Alan Wilkie ordered that not-guilty pleas be entered on Mair's behalf to all charges.

Mair is due to stand trial Nov. 14.

At his first hearing, 53-year-old Mair gave his name as "death to traitors, freedom for Britain."

Cox, a Labour Party legislator, was shot and stabbed to death June 16 in her constituency of Birstall, 200 miles (320 kilometers), north of London.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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