Norway mass killer to appear in court again

August 19, 2011 11:31

OSLO - A Norwegian mass killer will make his second court appearance on Friday as relatives of the 69 people he gunned down gather on the island where they died, ahead of a national day of remembrance across the country.

Anders Behring Breivik has admitted killing 77 people last month, including eight in a bombing in central Oslo.

Friday's court hearing in Oslo, about Breivik's conditions of detention, will take place behind closed doors at the request of police investigators, who say they want to avoid Breivik communicating with potential accomplices. Police have so far said they believe Breivik acted alone.

Police will ask for an extension of terms allowing them to hold Breivik in isolation. A four-week limit on solitary confinement is due to expire on Monday. Police say the isolation conditions are helping them find out just what happened.

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