New Zealand terrorist’s family say ‘twisted’ maniac deserves the death penalty as they apologise to victims of Christchurch mosque rampage

FAMILY of the mass killer Brenton Tarrant have called for their “twisted” relative to be executed.

The 28-year-old white supremacist is being held in remand after he appeared in court accused of cruelly slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday.

Brenton Tarrant appearing in court where he gesticulated
Brenton Tarrant appearing in court where he gesticulated
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Tarrant, the suspect, had posted a jumbled 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto online before the attacks and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter
Tarrant, the suspect, had posted a jumbled 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto online before the attacks and apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter

But Tarrant’s cousin said her once “normal” relative has a “twisted mind” and deserved to die for what the horror he unleashed.

Cousin Donna Cox from New South Wales said: “Just what he’s putting his family through.

“That he is from… a very respected family, his mum, his dad, were pretty high in the community here.

“He wasn’t raised like that, but I’m not here to defend him. If I could ask him — I’d ask him why.

“How could you do that?

“That’s a twisted mind right there. You’d have to be to be able to do something like that.”

FEARS MONSTER WILL USE TRIAL TO SPREAD HATE

Tarrant intends to defend himself at his up-and-coming murder case — sparking fears he may use any trial as a platform to spread his hateful ideology.

He is being kept in solitary confinement to keep him safe from other inmates baying for his blood, it’s claimed.

Amid strict court security, the extreme right-wing terrorist appeared in court shackled and wearing all-white prison garb.

First he smirked at the cameras, then formed his fingers into a circle.

This is a gesture usually seen as an OK sign but viewed by white supremacists as an OKKK signal — a nod to the Ku Klux Klan.

But while he showed bravado during his court appearance, it is claimed he is now a marked man.

‘HE’LL NEED TO BE SEGREGATED’

Criminal justice advocate Sir Kim Workman told the New Zealand Herald a source told him Tarrant could be in danger in prison by cons who were sickened by the massacre.

He said: “That’s a matter I’m sure Corrections will be talking about as we speak.

“Those sorts of feelings will run high with the prisons.

“The only thing that Corrections can do is to segregate them and keep them in separate custodial management regimes.”

Tarrant would be kept in solitary confinement for his own safety, Sir Kim said.

Meanwhile people from across New Zealand life converged on a makeshift memorial at Hagley High School in Christchurch.

This included gang members who offered their heartfelt support to families and hugged mourners.

Black Power members performed a moving haka outside the Al Noor Mosque cordon in Christchurch.

Member Shane Turner said: “We’re just waiting for the ‘big day’ so we can come and support them.”

Messages and flowers are left near Al Noor mosque
Messages and flowers are left near Al Noor mosque
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Members of rival gangs and residents pay their respect at Hagley College
Members of rival gangs and residents pay their respect at Hagley College
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People lay flowers in front of the Masjid Al Noor Mosque during a public vigil
People lay flowers in front of the Masjid Al Noor Mosque during a public vigil
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