Brenton Tarrant, charged for murder in relation to the mosque attacks, is seen in the dock during his appearance in the Christchurch District Court, New Zealand March 16, 2019. Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo
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The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshipers in the Christchurch mosque attacks was formally charged with terrorism for the first time Tuesday, New Zealand police said.In addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder over the March 15 attacks that rocked the South Pacific nation.Police said the decision to lay the terror charge more than two months after the attack was made following consultation with prosecutors and government legal experts.His next court appearance is scheduled for June 14 .Police said they had met survivors and victims' families Tuesday to explain the additional charges.
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