Judge Orders Mental Health Assessment For New Zealand Shooting Suspect
Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:40 AM
A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered the accused Christchurch mosque gunman to undergo a mental health assessment to determine if he is fit to face trial for the murder of 50 Muslim worshippers. Alleged attacker Brenton Tarrant is facing 50 murder and 39 attempted murder charges over the March-15 attacks on two mosques, which shocked the world and rattled normally peaceful New Zealand.
"So, So Sorry, This Isn't Us": New Zealand Mourns Mosque Shooting Victims
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:54 PM
Overwhelming emotional support poured out from New Zealand residents for the victims of the carnage at two mosques in Christchurch. "So, so sorry this isn't us," read an emotional message, written on a card by a citizen to show solidarity with the victims of the attack. "Kia Kaha" said many messages, a phrase in the Te Reo language of New Zealand, meaning "stay strong".
New Zealand shooting: Darkest day for country, says PM Jacinda Ardern
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:33 AM
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern described the mass shootings at mosque in Christchurch as one of darkest-days for the country. Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand PM, described the shootings as extraordinary and unprecedented act-of-violence and said that shootings have plunged the country into one of its "darkest-days". She added that person who committed this violent act has no-place as she asked people to stay indoors.