The gunman who murdered 51 Muslim worshippers at two New Zealand mosques has pleaded guilty to the murders, in a shock change.
Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 29, admitted he alone was responsible for the deadly attacks in the Christchurch last March, according to local reports.
He has pleaded guilty to 51 counts of murder and one terror charge over the deadliest act of terrorism in New Zealand’s history.
Tarrant livestreamed the murders and broadcast them on Facebook, prompting NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to enact sweeping gun reforms and call for global action on online terror content.
According to Newstalk ZB, Tarrant also admitted 40 charges of attempted murder relating to the two attacks at Masjid Al Noor and Linwood Islamic Centre in the South Island city on March 15, 2019.
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