Oslo killer to stay in jail in run-up to trial

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The Independent Online

The mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was ordered yesterday to remain in pre-trial custody for eight weeks, at a closed court hearing in which he was cut off from making statements irrelevant to the case.

The 32-year-old rightwing extremist has confessed to detonating a bomb in Oslo and shooting dozens of people at an island youth camp outside the capital, killing 77 people, on 22 July.

Judge Anne Margrethe Lund said she had stopped Breivik "on a few occasions" when he tried to make statements during the hearing at Oslo District Court – his third since being arrested after the carnage on Utoya island. AP