Norway mass killer faces last hearing before trial

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Feb. 6, 2012, 12:11 p.m. | World — by Associated Press
OSLO, Norway — The right-wing extremist who confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people goes before a Norwegian court Monday in the last scheduled detention hearing before his trial starts. Unlike at the only previous public hearing, Anders Behring Breivik has agreed to let himself be photographed before the proceedings begin.

About 100 survivors and relatives of victims of the July 22 massacre are expected to attend the hearing in Oslo's district court, which is expected to decide to keep Breivik in jail until his trial begins in April.

Breivik has admitted he carried out the bombing outside the government headquarters and the shooting massacre at a Labor Party youth camp on July 22 but denies criminal guilt. A psychiatric evalution found him criminally insane.
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