NEW ZEALAND – The main suspect in the Christchurch attacks in March has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian, was charged with the murder of 51 people, 40 counts of attempted murder and one terrorism charge in New Zealand’s deadliest peace time mass shooting.
The March 15 attack saw a gunman open fire on Muslims during Friday prayers.
High Court justice Cameron Mander said the trial was set for May 4 next year and Tarrant would be remanded in custody until a case review hearing on Aug. 16.
Last week, a restriction on publishing photos of the suspect’s face was lifted. (BBC)