Christchurch Shooter Brenton Tarrant pleaded guilty to the terrorist attack and the killing of 51 people in mosques on March 15, 2019.
March 26 Brenton Tarrantaccused of committing the bloodiest terrorist attack in New Zealand history, admitsShe killed 51 people. It is reported by NZ Herald.
On the eve of the Christchurch court, Tarrant’s lawyers received an appeal that their client was ready to change the testimony that he gave at the preliminary hearings. An extraordinary hearing was scheduled. Tarrant participated in it via video link from prison.
After the judge read out the names of those who died during the shooting in Christchurch mosques and asked if the defendant pleaded guilty, he replied: “Okay, yes, guilty.” Tarrant also agreed to plead guilty under the article on the commission of a terrorist act.
Until the end of the meeting, Christchurch Shooter no longer uttered a single word.
On June 2, the court was to begin a trial on the merits by jury. The judge stated that in the light of new circumstances, he would set a new date.
March 15, 2019 there was an attack in the mosques Al Nur and Lynnwood in Christchurch, 51 people were killed.
Tarrant, an Aussie in New Zealand, videotaped people being shot in a mosque. He was charged with terrorism, murder of 51 people and attempted murder of another 40, but aboutMr pleaded not guilty.
Tarrant became the author of a neo-Nazi manifesto, for the dissemination of which imprisonment is envisaged in New Zealand.
Media reported that Tarrant’s ideas on the extermination of migrants inspired the crimes of Patrick Crusius, who shot 20 people in a department store in American El Paso, and a resident of Oslo, who killed his sister and opened fire in the Islamic center.