Norway Shooter In Court; Death Toll Lowered at Youth Camp

By Corinne Rose
By Scott Sarvay

July 25, 2011 Updated Jul 25, 2011 at 11:24 AM EST

OSLO, Norway (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- The man charged in a cold-blooded mass murder in Norway appears in court for the first time.

32-year old Anders Bbehring Breivk is charged with killing at least 68 people Friday -- first with a car bombing in the capital of Oslo, then by shooting and killing at least 68 people at a political youth retreat on a nearby island. He then surrendered to police.

His lawyer says Breivik believes the attacks were "necessary" and hopes to use Monday's custody hearing to explain his motives.

Investigators are poring over Breivik's 1500 page right-wing online manifesto that denounces Islam and multi-culturalism in Europe.

Meanwhile, Norway’s royal court has confirmed that the crown princess's step-brother was one of the victims killed in the shooting spree.

He was a police officer working as a private security guard at the camp on that island.

He was unarmed when he tried to stop the alleged suspect from shooting. He was shot and killed in the confrontation.

His son was also at the camp but survived.

A special memorial service was led by Norway’s king and queen Sunday night for all the victims.




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