Breivik's mother: my son is a liar

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The mother of Anders Behring Breivik – the man who has confessed to killing 77 people last summer – has claimed that half of the information her son has given police is fabricated.

The statements from Wenche Behring were read out in court in Oslo yesterday, as psychiatrists presented a report about the 33-year-old extremist's mental health. Breivik's mother is not appearing at his trial for health-related reasons.

She said that "half of what he's told police is a lie" – including exaggerating both his travels and education. She described how Breivik changed from a caring son into an aggressive and secretive loner.