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New Zealand mosque gunman sacks lawyers ahead of sentencing

New Zealand mosque gunman sacks lawyers ahead of sentencing
Monday 13
23:20 2020

The gunman who killed dozens of worshippers at two New Zealand mosques last year has sacked his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month. Australian white supremacist Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 29, pleaded guilty in March to 51 counts of murder, 40 of attempted murder, and one count of terrorism following the shootings in Christchurch on 15 March 2019. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described the attacks - the deadliest in the country's modern history - as "one of New Zealand's darkest days". The shootings prompted the government to rush through new laws banning most semi-automatic weapons. The ...

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Summary: The gunman who killed dozens of worshippers at two New Zealand mosques last year has sacked his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month.

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