The man accused of killing Congressman Sir David Amess will be tried next year.
Ali Harbi Ali, 25, is accused of murder and preparation of terrorist acts following the attack a week ago.
He appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday via video link from Belmarsh Prison. The provisional date of the trial has been set for March 7, 2022.
Mr Ali, from Kentish Town, North London, wore a gray sweatshirt and raised his mask to confirm his name and date of birth.
Sir David, 69, a Conservative MP from Southend West, was stabbed to death during surgery at a constituency in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
The judge, Judge Sweeney, told the Old Bailey that the next preliminary hearing on the case will be held on November 5.
Mr. Ali – who also appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday – was remanded in custody.
The charges against him claim to have killed Sir David, 69, and to have prepared acts of terrorism between May 1, 2019 and September of this year.
- Old Bailey
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