Man accused in New Zealand mosque killings pleads not responsible

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The person accused of killing 51 folks at two Christchurch mosques has pleaded not responsible to all the fees which were filed in opposition to him.

Brenton Tarrant on Friday entered not responsible pleas to 51 expenses of homicide, 40 expenses of tried homicide and one terrorism cost on the Christchurch Excessive Court docket in relation to the March 15 bloodbath.

The 28-year-old Australian appeared by way of video hyperlink from a small room on the most safety jail in Auckland the place he is being held.

Tarrant’s lawyer, Shane Tait, entered the pleas on Tarrant’s behalf.

Sporting a grey sweat shirt, Tarrant smirked as his lawyer entered the pleas however in any other case confirmed little emotion. His hyperlink had been muted, and he did not try to talk.

Decide Cameron Mander scheduled a six-week trial starting subsequent May.

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