29-year-old Tarrant confessed to shooting 51 people and attempting to kill 40 people. The racist and extremist has also been convicted of committing a terrorist act. On March 15 last year, he opened fire in two mosques during Friday prayers.
Tarrant, who says he was inspired by the far-right Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, broadcast the massacre he committed live on social media. 50 were injured.
The judge called Tarrant’s actions “malicious” and “inhumane.” Tarrant flinched at the verdict of the judge, who said the killer had no empathy for his victims. When asked, the Australian also had no response to the sentence and verdict. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern responded by saying that Tarrant deserves a lifetime of “complete and utter silence.”