The case is being updated.
Tarrant was sentenced to the most severe sentence in 29 years, and this is the first time this has happened in New Zealand
Tarrant refused to defend himself during the four-day trial on sentencing, which ended on Thursday.
In March, he pleaded guilty to the charge, which includes 51 murders and 40 attempted murders, in addition to the charge concerning terrorist attacks. The 29-year-old has said the massacre was motivated by racist ideology.
Judge Cameron Mander described in the sentencing Tarrant’s actions as so cruel that life in prison was nowhere near compensation for the damage that had been done.
– Your actions were inhumane. You deliberately killed a three-year-old child who clung to his father, Maner said.
The attacks on two mosques in Christchurch in March 2019 were the worst acts of violence and the first terrorist attacks in New Zealand’s modern history.
In the four-day trial on sentencing, 90 victims and family members have testified. Several of the victims set aside the testimonies they had prepared and scolded Tarrant.
“You will die alone, like a virus everyone avoids contact with,” Zuhair Darwish said in an emotional outburst to Tarrant on Tuesday.