Christchurch mosque attack suspect to be charged with 50 counts of murder

The Christchurch mosque attack suspect is learned to be charged Friday with fifty counts of murder and 39 attempted murder charges while more charges are currently under consideration.

A total of fifty Islam following worshippers were killed on March 15 when the suspect, previously identified as Australian national Brenton Tarrant, opened fire at a mosque in New Zealand.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called the massacre as one of the darkest days in the country and later announced plan to ban about all the military-style semi-automatic as well as assault-style rifles.

Earlier this week lawmakers voted in favor of new gun restrictions and only one voted against it in the Parliament.

Tuesday’s vote was for the first of a bill of three and all need to be passed in the New Zealand Parliament before it becomes a law.

Lately Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel revealed a letter from students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florid, that read, “We want all our New Zealand friends to know we are right behind you and support you all.”

Lawmakers voted in favor of new gun restrictions and only one voted against it in the Parliament.

More than two dozen students visited Christchurch last July to meet members of Student Volunteer Army which were helping the people following 2011 earthquakes that killed 185 people.

They planted seventeen trees to commemorate seventeen students and staff who were killed in the Parkland shooting on February 14 of that year.

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