• April 19, 2019

New Zealand police say Christchurch accused to face 50 murder charges


Flowers and playing cards are seen on the memorial website for the victims of Friday’s capturing, outdoors Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian man accused of killing 50 Muslim worshippers in gun assaults on two mosques in Christchurch will face 50 homicide prices and 39 tried homicide prices, New Zealand police mentioned on Thursday.

“Different prices are nonetheless into account,” police mentioned in a press release.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was beforehand charged with just one homicide following the assault and has been remanded with out a plea.

He’s due again in courtroom on Friday. The March 15 assault was the worst mass capturing by a lone gunman in New Zealand.

Reporting by Tom Westbrook; Enhancing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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