Monday, April 16, 2012

Killer of 77 goes on trial in Norway

The terror trial against an anti-Muslim fanatic who confessed to killing 77 people in Norway starts Monday amid worries that he will use the proceedings to showcase his radical views.

After opening statements, Anders Behring Breivik is set to testify for five days, explaining why he set off a bomb in downtown Oslo, killing eight, and then shot to death 69 people, mostly teenagers, at a Labor Party youth camp on Utoya island, outside the Norwegian capital.

Since Breivik has confessed to the July 22 attacks — claiming they were necessary to protect Norway from being taken over by Muslims — the key issue that remains unresolved is his mental health.
Read more: USA Today


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