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Christchurch Gunman Could Serve Sentence in Australia

Canberra is open to the idea of New Zealand sending the Australian-born gunman behind the Christchurch mosque massacre back home to serve his life sentence, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on August 28. 

White supremacist Brenton Tarrant was sentenced to life without parole on August 27 for the attacks on two mosques last year that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

Soon after the punishment was handed down, New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters said Tarrant, 29, should be transferred to the Australian prison system.

Read more at CNA

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