Terrorist behind New Zealand mosque massacre presented before court handcuffed, barefoot
Christchurch: The 28-year-old man who perpetrated Friday’s terror act on mosque in Christchurch killing 49 in two incidents was presented before court handcuffed and barefoot.
The terrorist Brenton Harrison Tarrant, whose address was given as Andersons Bay in Dunedin, made an appearance from custody at Christchurch District Court.
According to nzherald.co.nz reported that he appeared in white prison clothing, with manacled hands, and barefoot. He smirked when media photographed him in the dock, flanked by two police officers.
“Tarrant is accused of murdering a man, whose name was suppressed by Judge Paul Kellar on grounds of undue hardship to his family, in Christchurch yesterday. Tarrant was remanded in custody without plea to the High Court in Christchurch on April 5,” the report reads.
It said that Duty lawyer Richard Peters said no application for bail would be made.
However, while Judge Kellar granted in court photographs and filming, he ordered that his face be pixelated to preserve any fair trial rights.
No occupation for Tarrant was listed on the charging document.
The courtroom was closed to the public.