Christchurch mosque attacks: Mass shooting suspect charged with murder


Christchurch [New Zealand]: Brenton Harrison Tarrant , the 28-year-old suspect, charged with murder with Friday’s terror attacks in Christchurch appeared before the court on Saturday.

The terror attack had left at least 49 people dead. Tarrant was remanded in custody without plea until April 5.

The terror attack suspect is an Australian-born citizen and a resident of Dunedin. He live-streamed for about 17 minutes on the rampage through two mosques here.

He appeared before the Christchurch court in white prison clothing, barefoot and handcuffed.

Seemed to be adamant and smirked when media persons photographed him during the hearing.

Media reports said the suspect was remanded in custody without plea to the High Court in Christchurch on April 5.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed that gun laws “will change” in the wake of the worst terror attacks in the country’s history.

Ardern said that a probe was initiated to assess whether the remaining two accused arrested were directly involved in the massacre.

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