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Christchurch gunman sentenced to life in prison without parole


The Australian gunman who killed dozens of people during attacks on two mosques in New Zealand has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Brenton Harrison Tarrant had pleaded guilty during court proceedings in Christchurch to murder, attempted murder and terrorism over the attacks in the city which left 51 people dead. In imposing the sentence for the first time in the country’s history, Judge Cameron Mander said that the white supremacist’s crimes were so wicked that a life time in jail could not begin to atone for them.

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