By Alex Jones
Day five of the Anders Behring Breivik trial saw the extremist describe in detail how he killed people who were “begging for their lives” on the island of Utoeya.
Breivik killed 77 people last July- eight in Oslo with a car bomb and 69 on the island of Utoeya.
The 33-year-old told the court how some of the young victims on Utoeya were curled up and “completely paralysed” before he reloaded his rifle and shot them in the head. Others, he said, played dead on the floor but he could tell they were still alive.
In a 90 minute uninterrupted testimony Breivik revealed if the Oslo car bomb had completely brought down the building he would have handed himself in straight away and not have gone to Utoeya.
Breivik’s testimony contained details that were too grim to publish. He spared no detail as the court heard the full horror of his atrocity, even his lawyer had tears in his eyes.
He was asked by the court to show more empathy in his testimony but said he would break down if he removed the mental protection he has created for himself.
He said of the families sat behind him: “I see families of those who I have destroyed their lifes. It is horrible to understand the suffering I have created.”
Breivik acknowledged that his actions were “gruesome” and “barbaric” and that he had had to “work on (his) psyche for many years” because “you can’t send an unprepared person into war.”
The far right extremists went as far as to say: “I am a very likeable person under normal conditions. I was rather normal until 2006 when I started my training.”
He even described himself as a “caring person” who loved Norwegians more than he loved himself.
At about 12.30 questioning began from four psychiatrists. Here he admits he became completely “de-emotionalised” during the attacks.
The main aim of the case is to see if he is sane or insane.