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New Zealand court sentences mosque shooter to life imprisonment without parole - Metro US

New Zealand court sentences mosque shooter to life imprisonment without parole

The sentencing for mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant takes place in Christchurch

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A New Zealand court sentenced a man who killed 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand’s deadliest shooting to life imprisonment without parole, the first time such a sentence has been handed down in the country.

Brenton Tarrant, a 29-year-old Australian, admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act during the 2019 shooting rampage at two Christchurch mosques which he livestreamed on Facebook.

(Reporting by Praveen Menon and Jonathan Barrett; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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