Christchurch gunman Brenton Tarrant will face 50 murder charges


Brenton Tarrant, the Christchurch gunman, will face 50 murder charges as revealed by New Zealand police.

Christchurch gunman Brenton Tarrant who did New Zealand mosque attacks will face 50 murder charges. He was previously charged with one murder as a holding measure, but police said all the deaths and injuries in Christchurch mosque attacks would be reflected in upgraded charges during his next appearance on Friday.

“The man arrested in relation to the Christchurch terror attacks will face 50 murder and 39 attempted murder charges when he appears in the High Court in Christchurch on Friday,” they said in a statement.

Police said further charges were being considered against Tarrant — a self-avowed white supremacist — but did not specify what they were.

They could relate to whether the court deems attack a terrorist act.

The 28-year-old will appear via video link in the Christchurch court from a maximum-security prison in Auckland, New Zealand.


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