Norway massacre suspect calls deed necessary: lawyer

OSLO Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:48pm EDT

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OSLO (Reuters) - The man suspected of a gun and bomb attack in Norway has called his deeds atrocious yet necessary, his defense lawyer said on Saturday.

"He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were necessary," defense lawyer Geir Lippestad told TV2 news.

Lippestad said his client had said he was willing to explain himself in a court hearing on Monday.

The court will decide at the hearing whether to keep the suspect in detention pending trial.

(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom and Alister Doyle)

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Comments (5)
justifiable wrote:
As an athiest, i’m saddend that the quiet, peaceful people of this
world are destined to suffer such heartache because of the ratical
beliefs of the christian right.

Richard,
USA

Jul 23, 2011 7:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
justifiable wrote:
People of Norway.
The citizens of the USA mourn for you today as you did for us on 9/11.

Richard,
USA

Jul 23, 2011 8:09pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rimbaud wrote:
hey “justifiable” – his actions have nothing to do with the “Christian right”. how about the atheism of Pol Pot, Mao, Hitler, Stalin, etc ? nice straw man argument.

Jul 23, 2011 8:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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