Cold-blooded Breivik says he shot all
OSLO - Agence France-Presse
"Some were playing dead, that’s why I fired so many times,’ says Breivik. REUTERS photoAnders Behring Breivik gave a chilling account on April 20 of his shooting massacre on the Norwegian island of Utoeya last year, explaining in detail how he calmly executed terrified teens.
“I lifted my weapon and I shot him in the head,” Breivik told the court of his first victim on July 22 on Utoeya, where he shot 69 people dead after first killing eight people in a bombing of government buildings in Oslo. Before launching into the part of his testimony most dreaded by the many survivors and victims’ relatives watching his trial, he warned people who didn’t want to hear the “gruesome” details to leave. None did. He said he calmly walked up towards a cafe building, which was full of people and where he killed 11. “I thought: ‘Now I am going into that building and will execute as many people as possible in that building’,” he told the court coldly, as survivors and family of his victims cried quietly. Some then got up and left the room.
“I think many are screaming and begging for their lives,” he said, sneering slightly as he recalled how some of the people in the room were “paralyzed” and did not run away even when he had to reload his gun. He then turned to another group inthe room. “I don’t know why there were still people in the room at this time,” he said, before adding “I shot them all.” Many of the victims received several bullets. “Some of them were playing dead, that’s why I fired so many times.”