Ardern welcomes life sentence for Chch terrorist

Thu, 27 Aug 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed a life sentence without parole for Brenton Tarrant.The 29-year old Australian pleaded guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and a charge of having engaged in a terrorist act.On March 15 2019 he stormed two Christchurch mosques and opened fire on men, women and children.In a statement acknowledging the Muslim community the prime minister said “nothing will take the pain away."“But I hope you felt the arms of New Zealand around you through this whole process, and...

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