Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, whose trial for the killing of 77 people in Norway begins on Monday, plans to tell the court he regrets "not going further", his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Anders Behring Breivik, whose trial opens next Monday, came across as your average guy but behind his courteous exterior lurked one of history's most gruesome killers fuelled by a hatred of multiculturalism and Islam.
Ordinarily peaceful Norway, known for tolerance and high living standards, was wrenched out of its serenity on Friday, July 22nd 2011, when two deadly attacks from within plunged the nation into horror.
As a member of the ruling Labour Party that Anders Behring Breivik targeted in the twin July 22nd attacks in Oslo, Geir Lippestad would not appear the obvious choice to defend Norway's probably most hated man.
The trial of Anders Behring Breivik opens next Monday and will last about 10 weeks, involving hundreds of people.
Two Lithuanian men arrested in Norway on Saturday have been released and cleared of any involvement in the brutal torture of one of their countrymen at a farm in Nærøy over the Easter holidays.
Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway last July, was not psychotic at the time of the twin attacks and can thus be held criminally responsible, a new psychiatric probe concluded on Tuesday.
Anders Behring Breivik will go on trial in Norway next Monday charged with committing "acts of terror" when he slaughtered 77 people in twin attacks in July that shook the tranquil country to its core.