Christchurch attacker Brenton Tarant is on trial.

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 The attacker wanted to kill as many people as possible.
Accused Brenton Tarant also planned to burn down mosques and wanted to kill as many people as possible.

Tarantula, an Australian citizen, has been charged with 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism.

Tarant, 29, could face up to life in prison. Never before has there been such a severe punishment in New Zealand.


The man who killed 51 people at two New Zealand mosques last year in 2019 was planning to target a third mosque. This was revealed during the ongoing sentencing hearing.

The man who killed 51 people at two New Zealand mosques last year in 2019 was planning to target a third mosque. This was revealed during the ongoing sentencing hearing.

Christchurch attacker
Torrent also broadcast some footage of the attacks live on social media. 

The attacks, which sent shockwaves around the world, forced New Zealand to make drastic changes to its gun laws.

Relatives attended the hearing from afar The trial is set to begin on Monday morning in Christchurch. 

The Central Court room was relatively empty due to the Code 19 restrictions. 

Seven additional courtrooms inside Christchurch's Law Complex are being used for survivors of the attack and their families.

 Many of whom will testify in the trial over the next three days. 



The man who killed 51 people at two New Zealand mosques last year in 2019 was planning to target a third mosque.

Public Prosecutor Barnaby Hughes told the court that the attacker had been plotting for several years, with the aim of "killing as many people as possible."


He collected information about New Zealand's mosques, obtained floor plans for buildings, studied location and other details to target them during peak hours.

In addition to the Al-Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Center, it also planned to target the Ashburton Mosque.

 The court was told that on the day of the attack, Taranto shot at people trying to flee the Al-Noor Mosque on the street.

 One of its victims was Ansi Ali Bawa. The accused had crushed them while leaving the mosque in a vehicle.

He turned his shotgun on himself when apprehended by a police officer on the porch of the house where the shootings took place. 

He also pointed his gun at a white man for a moment, but then "smiled and stepped forward."

Christchurch attacker Brenton Tarant is on trial

Tarant told police after his arrest that his plan was to burn down mosques after the attack.


 Tarant had previously denied the allegations against him and was due to stand trial in June before withdrawing his appeal.

 He is representing himself in court.

He faces up to 17 years in prison, but High Court Justice Cameron Mander.

Who is hearing the case, has the power to sentence him to life in prison without parole. 

Never before has such a severe punishment been meted out in New Zealand.


In the next few days, more than 60 people who have been personally affected will make statements.

 Some have traveled abroad to New Zealand and have been quarantined for two weeks before appearing in court.

Dr Hamima Twain, whose husband, Zakaria Twain, died seven weeks after being shot at the Al-Noor Mosque, left Singapore on time for a hearing. 

So that she could appear in court on time after spending time in quarantine.

The man who killed 51 people at two New Zealand mosques last year in 2019 was planning to target a third mosque.
She told the BBC she was unsure whether to write about the effects on her, which would be read in front of Torrent.
 
She feared that it would strengthen her narcissism but in the end she decided to do so.Hundreds of others will be able to watch the trial on video feeds broadcast live in the city's second courtroom. 

These arrangements have been made in connection with social distance.

Less than a month after the shooting, New Zealand's parliament voted 119 to one to approve reforms to the ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons, as well as a ban on the manufacture of spare parts that contain prohibited firearms.

 Can be used to make. 

The government offered compensation to owners of new illegal weapons under the buyback scheme to compensate them.

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