The lawyer defending the Norwegian mass murderer says the confessed killer may plead insanity. Oslo is still reeling from the brutal attacks that killed dozens. CBS’ Tina Kraus reports from London.
Norwegians covered central Oslo in a field of flowers to remember the 76 victims of last week's violent rampage.
Oslo resident said, “it's so terrible; it's so difficult to understand.”
Even the lawyer defending confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik says He can't comprehend the brutality of the crimes.
Geir Lippestad said, “I don't understand it and it's very difficult to explain because he don't explain this in a reasonable way and I don't understand why.”
Lippestad says in all likelihood -- his client is insane.
But he says Breivik may reject an insanity plea, “He has a view on reality which is very very difficult to explain.”
Breivik told his lawyer he used 'some kind of drugs' to keep strong and awake during the killing spree.
The 32 year old Norweigan has confessed to the mass murders - saying he wanted to save Europe from Muslim immigration.
Lippestad said, “He believes that he is in a war and he believes when you're in a war you can do things like that.”
Lippestad says he doesn't know why Breivik chose him.
He's a member of the Labour party - - the political group Breivik targeted when he opened fire on teenagers at Utoya Island.
Breivik claims he was part of an anti-Islamic network that has two cells in Norway and several more abroad.
Norwegian police are casting doubt on those claims - saying they've searched more explosives but have found nothing.
Police believe Breivik acted alone, despite his claims in a 1,500-page manifesto that he belonged to a modern group of crusaders.