‘Breivik Was on Drugs and Expected to be Killed’
The lawyer for Norway’s mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said the killer told him was on drugs during the massacre and that he expected to be killed. Attorney Geir Lippestad also said Brevik probably is insane.
Norway still is shell-shocked and nervous following the slaughter of at least 68 teenagers Friday night. The original death toll had been published as nearly 100.
Oslo's central train station was evacuated Wednesday morning after a suspicious suitcase was found. Police also found and blew up explosives at a farm Breivik had leased north of Oslo.
"This whole case indicated that he is insane," Lippestad said, while Janne Kristiansen, head of security police, rejected the theory and instead said he simply is an evil man.
Breivik confessed in court on Monday to the bombing in downtown Oslo, where eight people were killed, and the shooting spree at a Labor party summer camp.
He considered himself a “savior" of Western Europe and a “warrior” who started a 60-year war, Lippestad said.
Breivik swallowed a cocktail of drugs, including the powerful stimulant ephedrine, known to make him “strong and efficient.”
The lawyer said that Breivik “is in a war and he believes that when you are in a war you can do things like that without pleading guilty. He also asked me exactly how many people he had killed during the attacks.”