Brenton Tarrant, the man charged in the Christchurch mosque shootings, appears in the Christchurch District Court, in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 16, 2019. (Mark Mitchell/AP Photos)
Australian Brenton Tarrant, who has pleaded guilty over the 2019 Christchurch mosque killings, has chosen to represent himself at his sentencing next month.
The 29-year-old is expected to be sentenced to life in jail for 51 counts of murder, 40 counts of attempted murder and one count of terrorism when he appears at a court sitting beginning on August 24.
Tarrant appeared by video link in Christchurch High Court on the morning of July 13 where he waived his rights to a lawyer to represent himself for sentencing, Radio New Zealand reported.
Justice Cameron Mander appointed a lawyer for standby counsel should Tarrant decide to be legally represented on the day.
His previous lawyers Shane Tait and Jonathan Hudson withdrew their application to represent him.
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