Breivik Judge Caught Playing Solitaire in Court

'There are different ways of staying focused,' says spokeswoman
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2012 11:31 PM CDT
Updated Jun 5, 2012 4:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – The trial of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is now in its eighth week, and it looks like some of the testimony has been less than riveting. One of the five judges in the case has been photographed playing computer solitaire in court, reports the Independent. As a Swedish professor testified, the judge played the card game for more than 15 minutes before the court broke for lunch.

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The judge hasn't denied playing the game. The judges "are attentively following what is being said, and what is being presented to the court," explained a spokeswoman. "There are different ways of staying focused." Breivik has confessed to killing 77 people in two attacks in Norway last summer. His trial, which will determine if he is sane, is expected to last another three weeks. (Read more Anders Behring Breivik stories.)

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