Breivik Wants to Appear in Court in Uniform...

But his lawyer doesn't know what kind of uniform
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2011 4:03 AM CDT
Updated Jul 25, 2011 4:23 AM CDT
Breivik Aims to Speak Today in Court in Uniform
Anders Behring Breivik poses for a photo before his killing spree. It's not clear what kind of uniform hie's wearing, but he appears to be wearing a skull on his sleeve.   (AP Photo/via Scanpix)

(Newser) – The man who confessed to killing nearly 100 people in the Norway terror attack plans to explain his actions in court today—"in uniform," reports the BBC. But his attorney doesn't know what kind of uniform Anders Behring Breivik hopes to wear, reports AP. Though Breivik had requested an open hearing, an Oslo district court judge decided to hold the arraignment behind closed doors. "It is clear that there is concrete information that a public hearing with the suspect present could quickly lead to an extraordinary and very difficult situation in terms of the investigation and security," said the court in a statement.

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Breivik has said the attack was "gruesome but necessary." He "wished to attack society and the structure of society," he told defense attorney Geir Lippestad. While he has confessed to the killings, he is not accepting criminal responsibility for his actions. (Read more Anders Behring Breivik stories.)

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