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Suspect in UK Lawmaker Slaying Attended White Supremacy Meeting; Report

Cox, 41, died Thursday after Mair, 52, allegedly stabbed and shot her

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    Candles surround a photo of Labour MP Jo Cox before a vigil in her memory in George Square on June 17, 2016, in Glasgow, Scotland.

    The man suspected of killing British lawmaker Jo Cox once attended a meeting of American white supremacists in London, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center report published Sunday, NBC News reported. 

    According to the SLPC, which tracks hate groups, Mair was one of between 15 and 20 people to appear at a gathering 16 years ago, aimed at expanding an American neo-Nazi’s “white power” music business into Europe. 

    Mair appeared to be loosely connected to a local chapter of the neo-Nazi group National Alliance, former GOP domestic policy analyst and consultant Todd Blodgett told the SLPC. 

    Cox, 41, died Thursday after Mair, 52, allegedly stabbed and shot her and referenced a far right anti-immigrant group opposed to Britain's membership in the European Union.