New Zealand: Mosque attacker removed his lawyer, will himself plead guilty
The Australian gunman, who has been accused of killing 50 people in New Zealand for attacking two mosques, has removed his lawyer and has said that he is lobbying will do it himself. The court had appointed Richard Peters as his lawyer and he represented him at the initial hearing. Peters told on Monday that the accused Brenton Trent has indicated that he does not need a lawyer.
He said, “He (the accused) wants to lobby himself in this matter.” At the same time, Peters said about her health that the accused seems completely conscious. He does not suffer from any mental problem and is fully aware of the things happening around him. On the other hand, the weapon dealer who sold the gun to the attacker said on Monday that there was no responsibility for the killing of 50 people.
Gun City’s managing director David Tipple confirmed to Brenton Torrent to sell four weapons and cartridges but refused to take responsibility for the death. He said, ‘We did not think anything unusual about this weapon license holder.’ The gun seller said that it is the police’s job to investigate arms license applications. Meanwhile, in connection with the attack, the New Zealand court has framed charges against 18-year-old boy on the direct video broadcast of the attack on Christopher’s Al Noor Mosque.
There have been allegations regarding publishing a picture of the mosque as well as inciting violence as ‘the desired goal’. Prosecutors said that he could be imprisoned for 14 years. The judge did not reveal the name of this boy.