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Christchurch Mosque Terrorist Sentenced to Life in Prison without Parole

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Arif Ahmadi
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Arif Ahmadi holds a B.A. degree in Journalism. He works as an Editor & Content Writer for Khaama Press.
Brenton Tarrant to spend the rest of his life in prison. (Christchurch High Court: John Kirk Anderson)

New Zealand – The terrorist who killed at least 51 worshipers in Christchurch New Zealand will spend the rest of his life in prison, as country’s court handed a life sentence to Brenton Tarrant.

“Brenton Tarrant, 29, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty earlier this year to murdering 51 men, women and children at two Christchurch mosques on March 15, 2019,” CNN reported.

The youngest victims was three years old.

The Australian citizen Tarrant also pleaded guilty to 40 count of attempted murder and one charge of terrorism, being the first person in New Zealand to be convicted to such a crime.

Although Tarrant attended the hearing but refused to talk, according to report. His lawyer Pip Hall spoke on his behalf, saying “Mr Tarrant does not oppose the application. He should be sentenced to life in prison without parole.”

On March 15, 2019, Tarrant initially carried an attack on Al Noor Mosque, where Muslim worshipers gathered for Friday payer, killing at least 44 people and injured further 35.

He then headed to the Linwood Islamic Center, where he killed seven and injured another five people.

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