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Norwegian mass killer Breivik to say shooting spree carried out in 'preventative self-defense'

Oslo, Sat, 14 Apr 2012 ANI

Oslo, Apr 14 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, will argue during a trial on Monday that his shooting spree was carried out in self-defense.

According to one of his lawyers, Tord Jordet, Breivik is looking forward to detailing why he carried out his bloody spree in Oslo and at a political youth camp near Utoya Island.

"He wants to explain everything with why he did what he did. It's a pretty long and complicated explanation, with lots of historical elements, experiences from his own life and political persuasions. It is not easy to explain in a concise manner," quoted Jordet, as saying.

According to the report, Jordet said the notion that the attack was carried out in 'preventative self-defense' was important to Breivik.

"If he can explain himself freely, he will begin to say why he has done as he has done. The most important thing for him is what he calls ethnic deconstruction and that he believes he has acted in preventive self-defense," Jordet said.

The report also quoted Jordet's colleague Geir Lippestad, as saying that said he wanted to forewarn Norwegians about the shocking defense Breivik will mount.

"Technically, we have no choice other than to note his arguments about why he did what he did. We of course understand that will not succeed, but we are obliged to present his arguments," Lippestad said.

He also said that Breivik was 'pleased with the conclusion' of a new report that declared he was legally sane and criminally responsible for the twin attacks. (ANI)

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