N.Z. mosque shooting suspect shows ‘no emotion’ as court orders mental health check

N.Z. mosque shooting suspect shows ‘no emotion’ as court orders mental health check

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered that the man accused of killing 50 people at two Christchurch mosques undergo two m

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – A New Zealand judge on Friday ordered that the man accused of killing 50 people at two Christchurch mosques undergo two mental health assessments to determine if he’s fit to stand trial.READ MORE: How a toxic ‘fight club’ of internet trolls enabled the New Zealand mosque shooting
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High Court judge Cameron Mander made the order during a hearing in which 28-year-old Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant appeared via video link from a small room at the maximum security Paremoremo prison in Auckland.Mander said nothing should be read into his order for the mental health assessments, as it was a normal step in such a case. Lawyers said it could take two or three months to complete.The judge said Tarrant was charged with 50 counts of murder and 39 counts of attempted murder. Police initially filed a single, representative murder charge before filing the additional charges this week.WATCH: N.Z. lawmakers vote overwhelmingly in favour of new gun restrictions

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