The family of the Australian indicted for the attack on two mosques in Christchurch who made 50 dead, is “shattered” by its actions, said on Sunday his grand-mother on australian tv.
“We are all flabbergasted, we don’t know what to think”, has testified to the grand-mother of Brenton Tarrant, Mary Fitzgerald, interviewed in her home in the australian State of New South Wales by Channel 9.
“It is so difficult to admit that someone in our family could do something like that”.
“All the world is fallen… broken is the word”, she added.
Brenton Tarrant, who grew up in the small town of Grafton, which seems to have been won by the ideology of neo-fascist on the occasion of peregrinations, multiple in Europe.
“This is from the time when he traveled abroad, I think this boy has changed completely,” said his grandmother, adding that during adolescence, Brenton Tarrant was especially interested in the video games.
The Australian has started traveling after the death of his father several years ago, and lived in recent years in the city of new zealand, Dunedin (south). According to his grandmother, he was back in Australia a year ago for the birthday of her sister, and seemed not to have changed.
“It was just like him-same”, she said.
The sister and the mother of Brenton Tarrant, who live in the area, have been placed under police protection and even members of the family may not have contact with them, said the grandmother.
“The police does its duty and protects them, what they need”.
The uncle of Brenton Tarrant, Terry Fitzgerald, said that the family had discovered his role in the attacks of Christchurch by the tv. “At the beginning, I said, ‘No, this is not possible’, but then I saw his picture”.