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.
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.