"An additional murder charge and two additional attempted murder charges have also been filed. "Fifty-one charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and one charge under the Terrorism Suppression Act have now been filed against [the alleged gunman]." Police today met victims; families and survivors of the March 15 attacks to inform them of the new charges. "It was led by Detective Superintendent Peter Read and Detective Superintendent Dave Lynch who are joint Senior Investigation Officers, as well as Superintendent John Price, Canterbury District Commander," Bush said. As the case was before the courts no further commentary would be made by police, Crown Law or the Christchurch Crown Solicitors office on the charges, Bush said.
Source: Otago Daily Times May 21, 2019 04:42 UTC