Anders Breivik Thinks He's Being Mocked

Mass murderer insists prosecutors trying to 'detract credibility from me'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2012 8:55 AM CDT
Self confessed mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik sits in the witness box being interrogated by the prosecution during his trial in Oslo on April 18, 2012.   (Getty Images/AFP)

(Newser) – Pity poor Anders Breivik; the confessed Norway mass-murderer thinks prosecutors are making fun of him. Prosecutors questioned Breivik for a second day today, asking about sections of his 1,500-page manifesto that describe his "Knights Templar" terrorist group, and boast that he was selected over "several hundred" applicants. "Before you continue, I hope that you will try to ridicule me less," Breivik said, "and concentrate on the case more. The police pulled out parts of the compendium that I agree were poorly written."

Norway police don't think the group exists, the New York Times reports. As they pointed out inconsistencies in his account, Breivik sweated and looked uncomfortable, saying he'd made "some sloppy mistakes." Yesterday, he admitted his account was "pompous," according to Reuters. "Instead of telling about four sweaty guys in a cellar … you use other ways of description," he said. Prosecutors also cast doubt on Breivik's story that he met a Serbian war criminal in Liberia. Breivik refused to answer questions about the trip, saying he didn't want to expose fellow militants, and complaining that prosecutors were trying to "detract credibility from me."

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