An Islamic State supporter who fatally stabbed U.K. lawmaker Sir David Amess last year will face life in prison, a judge ruled Wednesday.

The judge said that Ali Harbi Ali’s murder of Amess “struck at the heart of our democracy,” the BBC reported.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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An Islamic State supporter who fatally stabbed U.K. lawmaker Sir David Amess last year will face life in prison, a judge ruled Wednesday. Above, floral tributes to Amess are seen outside Parliament on October 19, 2021 in London, England.
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