‘Wicked’ Christchurch mosque gunman sentenced to life without parole

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND (AFP) – New Zealand mosque gunman Brenton Tarrant was sentenced to life in prison without parole yesterday for the massacre of 51 Muslim congregants, with a judge calling him “wicked” and “inhuman”.

As the sentence was read out there was jubilation outside the courtroom, with crowds cheering and singing the national anthem. Judge Cameron Mander said Tarrant’s “warped” ideology and “base hatred” led the Australian white supremacist to murder defenceless men, women and children last year in New Zealand’s worst terror attack.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin