New Zealand gunman to face 50 murder charges: Police

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New Zealand gunman to face 50 murder charges: Police

The gunman accused of killing 50 Muslim worshippers in gun attacks on two mosques in Christchurch will face 50 murder charges and 39 attempted-murder charges New Zealand police said. 

A 28-year-old Australian man allegedly opened fire in two Christchurch mosques last month during  prayers and live-streamed the attack to social media.

After the terrorist atrocity spurred the government to ban military style semi-automatics and assault rifles and announce a nationwide buyback of the weapons.

 

The man will appear in the High Court in Christchurch on Friday, police said in a statement.

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