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NZ mosque shooter gets country’s 1st life without parole sentence

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The 29-year-old Australian that killed 51 Muslim worshippers at 2 mosques in New Zealand’s worst mass capturing was punished Thursday to life without parole — the very first time such a sentence has actually been passed on in the nation.

This image taken within Christchurch High Court programs Brenton Tarrant throughout his sentencing hearing for the fear strikes on 2 Christchurch mosques in March 2019. (Photo thanks to court swimming pool digital photographer)(Kyodo)


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On March 15, 2019, Brenton Tarrant went into the Al Noor as well as Linwood mosques in main Christchurch equipped with numerous weapons as well as contended worshippers at Friday petitions.

The sentence, passed on by Christchurch High Court Justice Cameron Mander, was for 51 fees of murder. Tarrant begged guilty to all fees in March.

Tarrant, that formerly rejected his attorneys, forgoed his right to talk at the hearing, which happened over 4 days from Monday, as well as did not oppose the prosecution’s application for life without parole. Throughout the hearing, he stayed conscientious, though ostensibly indifferent.



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