Ali Harbi Ali had been found guilty of the murder of MP Sir David Amess.
Ali Harbi Ali, 26, a British citizen and son of a former media adviser to a prime minister of Somalia, repeatedly stabbed Amess in an attack last October for what he said was retaliation for the lawmaker’s support for airstrikes on Syria.
Amess suffered more than 20 stab wounds and was declared dead on the scene.
Ali was found guilty of murder and preparation of terrorism at London’s Old Bailey court after the jury took 18 minutes to reach a verdict.
Prosecutor Tom Little said that the evidence against Ali Harbi Ali is utterly overwhelming and compelling and described footage of Ali at a custody suite after his arrest, saying that Ali was ‘cool, calm, and collected’.
Ali will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.
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