The Australian man accused of killing 51 worshippers at two mosques in New Zealand in March pleaded not guilty to all charges
Brenton Tarrant, who appeared by video link, entered his plea through his lawyers in court in Christchurch on Friday.
The High Court Justice Cameron Mander said the trial will commence on May 4 next year. Tarrant has been remanded in custody until August 16 when a case review hearing is scheduled, Reuters reports.
In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, a lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on March 15, in New Zealand’s worst peace time mass shooting.