As Anders Behring Breivik met with Norwegian police on Sunday to reconstruct his massacre on the island of Utoya last month, details continue to emerge about the course of the shooting spree that claimed 69 lives--the most deadly attack Norway has suffered since World War II. Brievik offered his reconstruction while tethered to a rope and wearing a bullet-proof vest; you can see footage of him breaking down the massacre with police in the YouTube video below.
Breivik has admitted killing 69 mostly young people in the July 22 shooting attack in Utoya, and also has confessed to bombing an Oslo government building a few hours earlier claiming another eight lives. However, he has denied criminal culpability for the massacre, saying he believes the killings were necessary to defend Norway's Christian character in the face of immigration and multiculturalism.
Among the other details now surfacing about the Utoya spree was the confirmation from police that Breivik, 32, called police several times over the course of the massacre to surrender. According to Norwegian media reports, the police did not at first take him seriously.
And as investigators revisit the July 22 attacks, several new stories of survival and heroism have emerged, in addition to those first reported in the massacre's wake. The media reported on Sunday that two Chechen teenagers attending the Utoya camp managed to help several others survive the shooting spree by taking shelter in a cave. Prior to those rescue efforts, the two teens had tried, without success, to knock Breivik out by pelting him with stones.Read More »from New details emerge as Breivik reconstructs Norway attacks