Candles are lit around floral tributes in Parliament Square central London on June 17, 2016 in remembrance of Labour MP Jo Cox who was killed on a street in Birstall on June 16. Labour MP Jo Cox, a 41-year-old former aid worker also known for her advocacy for Syrian refugees, was killed on June 16, outside a library where she was supposed to meet constituents in Birstall in northern England, just a few miles (kilometres) from where she was born. / AFP / DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

London (AP) — A white supremacist who shot and stabbed a pro-European U.K. lawmaker while shouting “Britain first” was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a crime prosecutors called an act of far-right terrorism.
Jurors at London’s Central Criminal Court deliberated for less than two hours before unanimously finding 53-year-old Thomas Mair guilty of murdering Labour Party legislator Jo Cox.
Mair fired three shots at 41-year-old Cox with a sawn-off .22 rifle and stabbed her 15 times with a 7-inch (17-cm) dagger outside a library in the area she represented in northern England on June 16.
The murder, a week before Britain’s referendum on European Union membership, shocked the country. Cox was the first British lawmaker killed in office in a quarter of a century.
Mair did not visibly react as he was convicted of murdering Cox and wounding 77-year-old Bernard Kenny, a passer-by who was stabbed as he tried to stop the …
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