Christchurch mosque attacks: Gunman changes plea to guilty – By Al Jazeera Newsroom (Al Jazeera) / March 25 2020
Brenton Tarrant, an Australian white supremacist, is accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in 2019.
The Australian man accused of killing dozens of Muslim worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand in March last year entered a surprise guilty plea to all 51 charges of murder at a special session of a Christchurch court on Thursday.
Brenton Tarrant, who appeared by video link, also pleaded guilty to 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of committing a terrorist act.
“He has been convicted of each and every one of those charges,” Justice Cameron Mander said in minutes of the hearing that were released by the court.
“The entry of guilty pleas represents a very significant step towards bringing finality to this criminal proceeding,” the judge added.