Families confront New Zealand mosque shooter at sentencing

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Families and survivors have had their first chance to confront the white supremacist who slaughtered 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques as his four-day sentencing hearing began. The tearful mother of a slain worshipper said, “You killed your own humanity, and I don’t think the world will forgive you for your horrible crime.” Brenton Harrison Tarrant has pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder and terrorism. He could become the first person in New Zealand to be sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, the toughest sentence available. The hearing began with prosecutors giving the first detailed account by authorities about what happened that day, including the revelation that Tarrant had intended to burn down the mosques.