Alleged NZ mosque gunman drops lawyer, will represent himself

Alleged NZ mosque gunman drops lawyer, will represent himself

The gunman appears rational and aware of the situation, his ex-lawyer said.



By AFP

Published: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 7:31 AM

Last updated: Mon 18 Mar 2019, 2:56 PM

The Australian gunman charged with murder for allegedly killing 50 people in mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques plans to represent himself, his court-appointed duty lawyer said on Monday.
The Australian charged with murder in the mass shootings at two New Zealand mosques appears "rational" and aware of the situation, his ex-lawyer told AFP. 
Brenton Tarrant was charged with one count of murder and appeared at Christchurch District Court on Saturday after the rampage during Friday prayers.
Duty lawyer Richard Peters, who represented him during the preliminary court hearing, told AFP the 28-year-old "indicated he does not want a lawyer".
"He wants to be self-represented in this case," Peters said. 


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