Christchurch shooter to represent himself in Court
2019-03-18 at 10:49
The man accused of mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand has fired his lawyer and plans to represent himself in court, leading to speculation that he might try to use his trial as a platform for extremist views.
Richard Peters, his former attorney said Brenton Tarrant a 28 year old resident of Australia, who has been charged with one count of murder, appeared to be eloquent and not mentally unstable.
He is expected to face more charges when he next appears in court on April 5.
Fifty people were killed and 40 were injured in the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.
There are still 34 people in hospitals, including a 4-year-old girl who is in a critical condition.