Anders Behring Breivik

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Breivik's Fate: 3-Room Cell or Personal Psych Ward

Norway killer learns his fate Friday

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik is expected to learn his sentence Friday for the rampage in Norway that killed 77. His guilt isn't in question, so he won't be going free. But as the AP notes, he won't exactly be getting harsh treatment no matter the outcome. If he...

Norway Cops &#39;Could Have Stopped Breivik&#39;
 Norway Cops 
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Norway Cops 'Could Have Stopped Breivik'

Investigation fiercely criticizes police response

(Newser) - Police could have caught Anders Behring Breivik before he was able to set off a bomb in central Oslo, and should have responded faster to his massacre at the Utoya Island youth camp, an independent inquiry has concluded. The damning report, released today, says that Norway's cops could have...

Norway Remembers Terror Victims on 1st Anniversary

77 killed by bombs, bullets 1 year ago today

(Newser) - Norway is commemorating the 77 victims of a bomb and gun massacre that shocked the peaceful nation one year ago. Anders Behring Breivik, a 33-year-old far-right fanatic, has admitted to the July 22, 2011, attacks: a bombing of the government headquarters in Oslo, killing eight, and a shooting rampage that...

Breivik Is Sane, Insists ... Defense

Prosecutors disagree as testimony wraps up

(Newser) - It's not exactly the way you'd expect things to shake out: Prosecutors want Anders Breivik ruled criminally insane—but the confessed killer's own lawyers say he knew what he was doing, Reuters reports. "Breivik wishes to be punished for his actions—that is, to be treated...

Norway Killer Complains He's Been Traumatized

Breivik interrupts in court to say he's suffered, just like his victims

(Newser) - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik interrupted his trial today to complain about his own trauma in comparison to his victims. The judge demanded he stop several times, although he was eventually allowed to finish his address as gallery members exited in protest. After two trauma experts spoke about the troubles...

Breivik Judge Caught Playing Solitaire in Court

'There are different ways of staying focused,' says spokeswoman

(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...

Breivik May Get Hired Jail Buddies

The goal: avoid hostage situation

(Newser) - If Anders Behring Breivik ends up in Ila Prison, he needn't worry about making friends: It's prepared to hire some for him. Norway doesn't allow extended solitary confinement, but prison officials don't want to risk allowing the confessed killer "normal contact with others," fearing...

Breivik Got a Nose Job to Look More 'Aryan': Friend

Admitted Norway killer also used powder on his face: testimony

(Newser) - In 1999, Anders Behring Breivik—who confessed, a dozen years later, to killing 77 people in twin terror attacks in Norway—grew concerned about his looks and wanted to appear more "Aryan," so he got a nose job, a former friend testified at Breivik's trial. Breivik said...

Man Sets Self on Fire Outside Breivik Trial

Police have yet to verify a connection between the act and the trial

(Newser) - The drama continues at the Anders Behring Breivik trial, though today the biggest scene took place outside the courthouse, where a man set himself on fire. Police do not believe the man has any connection with the trial. Police say he poured a flammable liquid onto himself and and set...

Man Hurls Shoe at Breivik, Hits Lawyer

Brother was victim of Norway attacks

(Newser) - An onlooker at the trial of Anders Behring Breivik launched a shoe at the admitted killer today, shouting, "Go to hell, go to hell, you killed my brother." The throw marked the first public interruption of the trial, Reuters notes, and it was met with applause, tears, and...

40K Norwegians Sing Song Breivik Can't Stand

They gather outside Oslo courthouse

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik hates the Norwegian song "Children of the Rainbow"; he says it's a Marxist anthem. So 40,000 Norwegians, inspired by an Internet campaign, gathered in rainy Oslo today to belt out the tune near the courthouse where Breivik is being tried, AFP reports. The brightly-clad...

Breivik: My Actions Were 'Entirely Logical'

Norway killer says there's no way he'll be judged insane

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik made his case that he is sane in court today, decrying the report that declared him crazy as a "lie." Breivik said that the psychiatrists who first examined him didn't understand that he'd purposely suppressed his emotions to carry out the attack, the...

Breivik: I Suffered a Loss, Too
 Breivik: I Suffered a Loss, Too 

Breivik: I Suffered a Loss, Too

Admitted Norway terrorist apologizes, but not to those he killed

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik knows how the families of his victims feel, he explained on the stand today, because he too lost loved ones when he went on a killing spree in Norway last year. "When people say they have lost their most beloved, I also lost my entire family,...

To Prep, Breivik Studied al-Qaeda, Played Call of Duty

He also read more than 600 bomb-making guides

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik "trained" for his shooting massacre by playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, studying al-Qaeda, and reading bomb-making guides. The best-selling military game let him practice his shot using a "holographic aiming device," much like the one he used when slaughtering 69 people at a...

Breivik's Original Plan: Behead Former Norway PM

Confessed killer planned to decapitate Gro Harlem Brundtland

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik says he was planning to capture and decapitate former Norwegian PM Gro Harlem Brundtland during his shooting massacre on Utoya island. Breivik told a court today that he planned to film the beheading and post the video on the Internet, but Brundtland had already left the Labor...

Breivik to US Pen Pal: How Can We Work Together?

Mass. man hails gunman's 'moral conscience'

(Newser) - A Massachusetts "pen pal" of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has stepped forward to publicly declare his esteem for the gunman and his battle against "cultural Marxism and the Islamization of Norway." Kevin Forts, 23, made the front page of Norway newspaper VG, which printed excerpts from...

Lawyers to Breivik: No More Fist Salutes

Victims' families want admitted mass killer to stop gesturing at court

(Newser) - Anders Behring Breivik has taken to giving a fist salute each morning when he arrives at court for his trial, but lawyers for the victims of his 77-person massacre have asked him to stop. "We will just have to hope that he respects that wish tomorrow," says Breivik'...

Anders Breivik Thinks He's Being Mocked

Mass murderer insists prosecutors trying to 'detract credibility from me'

(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....

Breivik: I Acted Out of 'Goodness'

Accused Norway terrorist defends his actions at trial

(Newser) - The second day of Anders Behring Breivik's trial began today, and the accused Norway terrorist took the stand for what was supposed to be a 30-minute statement explaining his actions. Instead, Breivik went on for 65 minutes and was interrupted four times by a judge who asked him to...

Breivik: Mass Slaughter Was 'Self-Defense'

He smiles, salutes, and cries in court

(Newser) - As his trial began in Oslo today, Anders Behring Breivik told the court that the slaughter of 77 people in Norway was a matter of ... self-defense. "I acknowledge the acts but do not plead guilty, and I claim I was doing it in self-defense," he said. Upon entering...

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