BREAKING – Terrorist jailed for life; no parole

Australian Brenton Tarrant. Photo RNZ
TERRORIST WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE IN JAIL WITHOUT THE PROSPECT OF RELEASE (see judge’s sentencing notes below)
Brenton Tarrant, 29, has been sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. on 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one charge of terrorism following the March 15, 2019, Christchurch mosque shootings. He admitted all the charges.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a media statement following sentencing.

“I want to acknowledge the strength of our Muslim community who shared their words in court over the past few days,” she said.

“You relived the horrific events of March 15 to chronicle what happened that day and the pain it has left behind.

“Nothing will take the pain away but I hope you felt the arms of New Zealand around you through this whole process, and I hope you continue to feel that through all the days that follow.

“The trauma of March 15 is not easily healed but today I hope is the last where we have any cause to hear or utter the name of the terrorist behind it. His deserves to be a lifetime of complete and utter silence.”

Justice Cameron Mander’s sentencing notes can be accessed here.