WELLINGTON, Aug. 27 (CGTN) - The gunman of the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand in March last year was sentenced to life imprisonment, the High Court announced on Thursday.

Brenton Tarrant, a 29-year-old Australian, killed 51 people, mostly worshippers, on March 15, 2019. He pleaded guilty to the murder of 51 people, attempted murder of another 40 and one charge of terrorism.

The sentencing hearing lasted four days and more than 60 victim impact statements were heard.