According to Reuters The suspected gunman in New Zealand’s mosque attacks is lucid and understands the situation facing him, the lawyer assigned to handle his case told media on Monday. 28 year old Australian Brenton Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

The court appointed duty lawyer Richard Peters said: “He was lucid. He seemed to appreciate what he was facing and why he was there.”

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