New Zealand Shooter Arraigned in Court
The 28-year-old main suspect in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques on Friday that killed 49 people and injured dozens was produced in court a day after the attacks.
Brenton Harrison Tarrant, an Australian citizen, appeared before a local court in Christchurch today on murder charges and was sent to jail until his next scheduled appearance in the South Island city’s High Court on April 5.
Handcuffed, barefoot wearing a white prison suit, Tarrant did not speak.
Flanked by two police officers, he smirked when media persons photographed him during the hearing and was seen making the white power gesture, a news agency reported.
Throughout the hearing, Brenton Tarrant, who had a cut on his upper lip, remained silent and looked at the media persons in the public gallery.
His court-appointed lawyer made no application for bail or name suppression.
He was likely to face further charges, police said.