Far-right Australian terrorist Brenton Tarrant was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole on Thursday for two attacks on mosques in New Zealand in which he killed 51 people in mid-March 2019.
This is the first time the New Zealand judiciary has passed this type of sentence because, as the court’s decision said, Tarrant is “without a doubt” the worst criminal and murderer in New Zealand history.
“A monster” says the verdict will remain behind bars for life, as confirmed by the High Court of Christchurch, a city in eastern New Zealand where the attacks took place, killing 51 people and others. 40 were injured.
Tarrant, 29, had pleaded guilty to these murders and 40 attempted murders as well as terrorism charges against him at previous hearings.
The far-right terrorist was also planning to set fire to the two mosques he carried out the attack and attack a third when he was stopped by police, where he was en route to Ashburton, 85 kilometers from Christchurch planned another massacre.