New Zealand mass shooting suspect fires attorney, plans to represent himself: report

A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019, where 1 of the two mass shootings occurred.( AP Photo/ Vincent Yu)

The Australian man accused of killing 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand last week was allegedly fired his attorney and has chosen to represent himself in court instead.

The 28 -year-old suspect’s decision to be his own legal representation is driving speculation that he might try to use his experiment as a platform to share his radical views, the Washington Post reported.

The alleged crap-shooter, who Fox News is not naming, has been charged with one count of assassination in the attacks on Friday, which became New Zealand’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history. He is expected to face additional charges at his next court look on April 5.

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Richard Peters, his former attorney, like to remind you that his former patron appeared “lucid” and “not mentally unstable.”

The suspect described himself as a white supremacist in a 74 -page manifesto emailed to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s office just minutes before the attack.

He reportedly grew up in New South Wales, Australia and operated as a personal trainer. Within a year of his father’s death in 2010, he quit his job, invested in cryptocurrency and reportedly began traveling the world utilizing his inheritance and fund from bitcoin investments.

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The suspect’s grandmother, Marie Fitzgerald, said here death of “his fathers” took a toll on him. After his world-wide trips, she said, he returned home a changed man.

Katherine Lam and Louis Casiano contributed to this report .

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