In an unprecedented decision, the court in New Zealand has sentenced the mass murderer Brenton Tarrant life imprisonment with no option or chance of a parole. The 29 years old terrorist killed 51 humans including as young a child as 3 years in Christchurch last year. The killings are termed as the worst modern day mass shootings, that too in a country like New Zealand.
Brenton Tarrant, who is an Australian citizen, was pleaded guilty on charge of terrorism. On his behalf, his lawyer told the court that the convict should be imprisoned for life with no option of a parole. In reply to this, the hearing judge, Justice Mander called his actions as inhumane, brutal and callous. The judge also mentioned the names of all the deceased and injured to the terrorist and told him how many lives he had taken away or disturbed.
It must be kept in mind that New Zealand abolished death sentence 60 years ago. However, the murderer get a life sentence with an option to apply for parole after a certain time period.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern also expressed her view on the sentence by saying that nothing can take away the pain inflicted by the terrorist and as a policy of her government, they won’t even take the terrorist name.