In the final sentencing for the New Zealand’s Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant, Judge Cameron Mander gave the defendant life in prison without the possibility of parole. The extraordinary circumstances concluded with the Judge labeling the defendant ‘inhuman’ and ‘wicked’. Announcing a verdict hitherto unheard of in New Zealand court history, Judge Mander said “It is incumbent on the court to respond in a way that decisively rejects such vicious malevolence.”
Christchurch Shooter Terrorized Mosque
The judge continued to add that, “It was brutal and beyond callous. Your actions were inhuman.” Mander concluded that the Chirstchurch shooter had failed in his self appointed task but the New Zealand Muslim community had paid the ultimate price. The attack on the New Zealand Muslim community was the object of global condemnation, in which Brendon Tarrant attacked defenseless Men, Women and Children in two mosques during Friday prayers. The defendant admitted to 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one of terrorism, after reversing an initial not-guilty plea.