Brenton Tarrant faces court charged over Christchurch terror attack

Mail Online | 3/16/2019 | Daniel Piotrowski In Christchurch;Josh Hanrahan;Mark Brook For Daily Mail Australia
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Accused Christchurch massacre gunman Brenton Harrison Tarrant has made a white power gesture from behind a glass window during a brief appearance in court.

Tarrant, 28, originally from Grafton, New South Wales but more recently a resident of Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island, was dressed in a white custody outfit with a black sash around his waist.

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Flanked by two much taller armed security officers, Tarrant smiled faintly as he stood behind a small glass barrier which came up just above his eyes.

A second man Daniel John Burrough, 18, has also been charged in relation to the mosque attacks but he did not appear in court.

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Short of stature with a stocky build, with thinning hair and beady brown eyes, Tarrant stood squarely in place throughout the entire hearing.

He swivelled his torso around to repeatedly glance at the media, at District Court Judge Paul Kaller and out the windows of the Christchurch District Court.

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At the beginning of the hearing he appeared to have a faint smile on his face, but it faded into a neutral expression as the hearing continued.

Security was tight, with about six security guards and police in total, the guards wearing black protective vests.

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No members of the public were allowed to attend except for media 'in the interest's of public safety', the judge said.

Tarrant was remanded in custody. His duty lawyer did not apply for bail.

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He has been charged with one count of murder but police say many more charges are expected to be laid.

The hearing was all over in just a few minutes, with Tarrant taking one final look at those gathered and marched away.

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He is due to reappear in the High Court on April 5.

Tarrant was photographed and filmed in court by New Zealand cameras but they have been ordered to pixellate his face...
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