Here’s what we know:
—Prosecutors formally charged 52-year-old Thomas Mair with the murder of Jo Cox on Saturday. When asked by the judge to give his name, he replied, “My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain.”
—West Yorkshire Police say they are investigating Mair’s mental health, as well as possible links to extremist group.
—British Prime Minister David Cameron and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn appeared together in Bristall on Friday, where Cox was killed Thursday.
—Follow the developing story below. All updates are in Eastern Standard Time.
Updated on June 18 at 10:41 a.m.
British prosecutors formally charged Mair with Cox’s murder on Saturday at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, as well as a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm and two weapons-related offenses.
When the judge asked Mair to provide his name, Mair responded, “My name is death to traitors, freedom for Britain.”
The Guardian has more:
Mair was not required to enter a plea and his lawyer Keith Allen said there was no indication of what plea would be given. He also told the court that legal aid had been applied for.
The deputy chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot ordered that Mair be remanded in custody until his next appearance, at the Old Bailey on Monday. He will be held at Belmarsh prison, and Arbuthnot suggested that a psychiatric report be prepared, saying: “Bearing in mind the name he has just given, he ought to be seen by a psychiatrist.”
Updated on June 17 at 1:15 p.m.