Christchurch, Apr 5 : Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, who gunned down 50 worshippers, wounding dozens of others, was on Friday charged with additional 49 counts of murder. Tarrant, who was charged with one murder a day after the shooting attack, was also charged with 49 attempted murders on Friday, CBC news reported.
The High Court judge overseeing the appearance ordered Tarrant to undergo a mental assessment to determine whether he was fit to stand trial. He was not required to submit a plea.
Tarrant (28), has been moved to New Zealand’s only maximum-security prison in Auckland and appeared at the Christchurch High Court through a video link.
Tarrant was then remanded to custody until June 14. (UNI)