What will happen at Christchurch terror accused's first High Court appearance? What will happen at Christchurch terror accused's first High Court appearance? 3 Apr, 2019 "Journalists will, however, be permitted to remain in the courtroom and take notes, while newspapers and broadcasters are still able to use images of the accused which were taken at the District Court hearing. But those images will remain pixelated after an order by Judge Paul Kellar for the defendant's face to be blurred in any published images. The order will remain in force until further ruling by a judge. ,,, What will happen? Will he enter a plea? The accused will not be required to enter pleas either to the single murder charge he currently faces or to any other charges which are expected to be laid by the Crown. It is anticipated he will be charged with 49 more counts of murder and dozens of attempted murder charges. There is also the possibility the Crown will seek to try him under the seldom-used Terrorism Suppression Act, which was introduced after the September 11 US terrorist attacks."