Christchurch shooter refused lawyer

Brenton Tarrant, accused of killing 50 people in mosques in Christchurch New Zealand, intends to defend himself in court, writes The New Zealand Herald.

Duty lawyer Richard Peters confirmed to the publication that he no longer represents the interests of the accused.

According to him, Tarrant told him that from now on he wanted to represent himself.

As the newspaper notes, in this way the Australian may try to turn the trial into a “platform for his convictions.”

Earlier, police said that Tarrant in custody was responsible for both attacks on mosques.

March 15 in the mosques of New Zealand Christchurch there was a double attack.