Accused Christchurch mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant is charged with 50 counts of murder

Mail Online | 4/4/2019 | Ben Hill For Daily Mail Australia
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The man accused of shooting Muslim worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand has been charged with 50 counts of murder.

Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, is due to appear in the High Court at Christchurch on Friday.

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The Australian-born man is accused of gunning down almost 100 people in a sickening attack on the Al Noor and Linwood mosques that was live-streamed and shared to Facebook on March 15.

Tarrant, 28, will appear via audio-visual link from New Zealand's only maximum security prison in Paremoremo, Auckland, the New Zealand Herald reported.

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He has previously requested to represent himself in court, and in his last court appearance he smirked and gave a white supremacist sign with his hand.

Friday's hearing is expected to be mainly procedural with timetables and future dates being decided by the judge.

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Tarrant was being held on one count of murder but that has now been increased to 50, together with 39 charges of attempted murder.

New Zealand Police announced the 50 murder charges against Tarrant in a tweet on Thursday.

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