Christchurch mosque gunman has been sentenced to life in jail with no parole.
The Australian man who killed 51 people and injured 40 others during a terrorist attack in Christchurch last year has been sentenced to life without parole. It is the first time the full-life term has been imposed in New Zealand.
Brenton Tarrant, 29, committed the mass murders in March of last year.
“Your actions were inhuman,” Judge Cameron Mander said. “You deliberately killed a three-year-old infant as he clung to the leg of his father.”
It's understood that he will serve his sentence in New Zealand, with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirming on Thursday that he has not received a request for the Christchurch mosque terrorist to serve his life sentence in his home country.
"It's normal practice that criminals convicted of these offences serve their sentences in that jurisdiction and that's my understanding of what the arrangements are," Morrison told reporters in Canberra on Thursday.
"No request has been made to Australia for that to be any different."
Man shot dead by police in Queensland.
A man has been shot dead by police on a suburban street in Brisbane overnight after officers arrived just after midnight to the 27-year-old wielding a knife and acting aggressively.