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Christchurch attacks: Mosque shooting suspect pleads guilty to terrorism and murder charges

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Christchurch attacks: Mosque shooting suspect pleads guilty to terrorism and murder charges In New Zealand court, Brenton Tarrant admits guilt in 51 counts of murder, 39 counts of attempted murder and terrorism charges MEE staff Wed, 03/25/2020 – 22:47 Tarrant had previously pleaded not guilty to charges (AFP)

The gunman accused of last year’s Christchurch terror attacks, which left more than 50 people dead, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of murder, attempted murder and engaging in acts of terrorism.

Appearing in a New Zealand court via video-link, Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist, was charged with the attacks and faced 51 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder, along with terrorism charges.

Tarrant had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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Fifty-one worshipers were killed on 15 March at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last year. More than 40 were seriously wounded.

The attack was carried out by a lone gunman armed with assault rifles and shotguns, dressed in camouflage gear.

He drove between both mosques during Friday prayer services and opened fire indiscriminately on the people inside.

He also streamed the killings on social media, where they

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