Accused gunman pleads not guilty to all 92 charges

Section
Christchurch,
Publish Date
Friday, 14 June 2019, 10:06AM

The man accused of the Christchurch mosque shootings has pleaded not guilty.

28-year-old Australian national has been charged with murdering 51-Muslim worshippers at two city mosques on March 15.

The alleged gunman has just appeared in the High Court at Christchurch, via video-link from a secure unit at Auckland Prison.

The courtroom was quiet, packed with about 80 victims and family members of victims - some injuries still visible.

The Crown laid a fifty-first murder charge, another two attempted murder charges and a charge under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002. 

This means the alleged shooter now faces a total of 92 charges, all of which he’s denied.

Justice Mander has proposed a trial date for May next year.

 

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