Friday, January 19, 2018

Witnesses describe island massacre in Norway trial

OSLO, Norway — Witnesses recounted Thursday how mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik — armed and in police uniform — managed to trick his way onto a ferry to Utoya island, where he massacred 69 people in a shooting rampage just hours after killing eight people in a bomb attack.

Jon Olson, captain of the MS Thorbjoern ferry, told the Oslo District Court about his "angst and full panic" as he frantically tried to contact police about the attack after his ferry had docked at Utoya.

Breivik has admitted to the bombing in Oslo's government district and the subsequent shootings at a Labor Party youth camp on Utoya. He says the July 22 attacks were "necessary" and that the 77 victims had betrayed Norway by embracing immigration.

Olson, who lost his partner, Monica Boesei, in the shootings, said neither he nor his crew suspected Breivik to be anything other than a police officer.

"I don't remember if I saw him shooting Monica, but I think I did," Olson calmly told the court about how he saw Breivik open fire on the island.

Investigating officers in the 11th day of the terror trial told how the heavily armed killer shot his victims, beginning with a security official on the island and then 68 others, mostly the youth who were participating in the summer retreat.

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