Norway Mass Killer Expected to Plead Not Guilty

World | July 25, 2011, Monday // 08:32|  views

Norway bombing and shooting confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik is shown here in a photo from his Facebook page.

The man charged with the twin terror attacks that killed at least 93 people in Norway on Friday is expected to plead not guilty when he appears in court on Monday, according to reports.

Anders Behring Breivik, 32, has confessed to carrying out a massacre on an island youth camp and a bombing in the capital Oslo, but has refused to accept criminal responsibility for them, saying that his actions were "gruesome, but necessary".

The country will observe a minute's silence for the victims at 1200 local time (1000 GMT).

Breivik will appear at the hearing an hour later. He has said he is willing to explain his actions to the court.

It was not clear how long Breivik will have to talk in court since he will not be required to enter a guilty or innocent plea.

The court will just have to decide whether to keep the suspect in detention pending trial.

It is still not clear whether the court hearing will be open, but many Norwegians have expressed fears that the killer will use this as a long-awaited platform to promote his views.

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