A New Zealand Court has sentenced, Brenton Tarrant to life imprisonment without parole.

The 29-year-old Australian killed 51 Muslims in a shooting that was live-streamed on Facebook leaving many others injured. He shot them on a Friday as the worshippers prayed in two mosques in Christchurch.

The self-confessed White Supremacist is the first to be handed such a sentence in the history of New Zealand.

Supporters of the mosque shooting victims sing outside the Christchurch High Court during the sentencing hearing

Earlier this year, the terrorist pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act during the March 2019 rampage in the southern city, which he live-streamed on Facebook.

In delivering the sentence, High Court Judge, Cameron Mander said, ”

“Your crimes are so wicked that even if you are detained until you die it will not exhaust the requirements of punishment and denunciation,” Mander said.

“As far as I can discern, you are empty of any empathy for your victims.”

Tarrant published a 74-page manifesto before the shooting stating why he had to commit the crime and answered possible questions. The manifesto had been banned on the internet.



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