Source: Associated Press
By Nick Perry
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The man accused of carrying out the Christchurch mosque attacks will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted murder charges when he makes his second court appearance, New Zealand police said Thursday.
Police had earlier filed a single, representative murder charge against 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant. He is due to appear via video link during a brief hearing on Friday, and won’t be required to enter a plea.
Fifty people died in the March 15 attacks on two mosques and another 50 were injured.