Authorities announced that the alleged white supremacist who allegedly murdered 49 people in a shootout in two New Zealand mosques appeared in a Christchurch City court and was charged with murder on Saturday morning, local time, announced authorities.
Brenton Tarrant, 28, was charged with one murder, New Zealand police said, but other charges were expected.
Tarrant was returned without bail and is expected to appear in court on April 5.
The authorities killed 41 people at the Al Noor Mosque in the city center, then seven others at the Linwood Mosque.
Another victim died in a nearby hospital.
Tarrant followed his attack on Facebook and left a manifesto in which he spoke of white supremacy and racism.