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New Zealand Mosque Shooter Charged With Murder

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New Zealand Mosque Shooter Charged With Murder

The Australian terrorist who entered two mosques and massacred 49 people appeared in court Saturday morning.

The New York Post reports 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant was charged with one count of murder during his court hearing but New Zealand police say he will be facing more charges. During the hearing, Tarrant made a hand gesture associated with white supremacists and racist internet users.

The former personal trainer went on Facebook live and live-streamed himself shooting 41 attendees at the Al Noor Mosque and killed 7 more at the Linwood Mosque. One victim was rushed to a local hospital but succumbed to their injuries. He also left behind a manifesto detailing his thoughts about racism and white supremacy.

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He also detailed in the manifesto that he planned the attack for two years and mentioned that New Zealand was not his original choice for the attack.

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Tarrant is being held without bail and his next court date is scheduled for April 5th.

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