Brenton Tarrant, the Australian white supremacist suspected of murdering 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, has changed his plea to guilty, sparing a wounded nation from reliving the March 2019 events during his trial. Appearing via video today, he admitted to 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism in New Zealand's deadliest massacre. A spokesperson for one of the mosques said the unexpected move brought some "peace to the chaos."
What happens next? He'll remain in detention until his May 1 sentencing, where victims are hoping to read impact statements.