Christchurch Terrorist Faces 89 Charges For Mosque Attacks
28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, who killed 50 people in Christchurch mosque attacks on 15 March, is facing dozens of murder and attempted murder charges
TVNZ reported that the suspected white supremacist will be slapped with 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges tomorrow, 5 April.
He is due to appear in court through audio-video link from Auckland's Paremoremo Prison – New Zealand's specialist maximum-security unit.
Police are also considering further charges against Tarrant
"Other charges (against him) are still under consideration," local police said, according to The Guardian.
"As the case is before the court, the police are not in a position to comment further," the police added.
A High Court judge also ruled that members of the media will not be allowed to film or take photos of the terrorist when he appears in court tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand government aims to pass gun reform law by next Thursday, 11 April
Local Police Association president Chris Cahill responded to claims that the parliament was rushing the law amendment, reported The Guardian.
"Is it time to act? Are we being too quick? No, we've been far too slow," Cahill was quoted as saying by The Guardian.
Meanwhile, Christchurch mayor Lianne Dalziel also argued that the law change was long overdue.
"The law change must happen without delay," she said.