Brenton Tarrant, a white supremacist who killed 51 worshippers at two Christchurch, New Zealand mosques, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday.
The 29-year-old Australian national’s sentence marks the first time New Zealand has imprisoned someone without the possibility of release.
Judge Mander received more than 200 victim impact statements as well as statements from the Muslim Association of Canterbury, the Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand, the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand, Cashmere High School and the Canterbury Interfaith Society.
The attack sent New Zealand – a country where crime rates are low and mass shootings rare – into shock and mourning.
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