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Anders Behring Breivik Court Transcript 2012-05-08 Live Report




Tuesday May 8, 2012 - Day 14

08.49 Three of the forensic psychiatric expert are in place in courtoom 250. Other players are entering. Defender Vibeke Hein Bæra are in place. The same for counsel Frode Elgesem.

08.57 Anders Behring Breivik is brought into the courtroom.

09.00 The court is set.

09.00 A new forensic scientist from the Institute of Public Health is in place to review the autopsy reports. The new coroner's chief is Åshild Vege.

09.01 The first victim to be reviewed is Ida Beathe Rogne from Eastern Toten (17).

09.02 Police Superintendent Trond Sandsbråten of Southern Buskerud Police starts with a summary of autopsy reports that have been reviewed so far.

09.03 Sandsbråten: - We continue with the café building. We went into the cafe building and presented yesterday for 11 of the 15 died there, and it will continue to do now. Then we will move out to Kjærlighetsstien.

09.03 Sandsbråten displays a floor plan of the café. The police superintendent also shows a photograph of the café as seen from the outside.

09.04 Sandsbråten: - We will now go through the main entrance, where we will see it is a number of shoes. [Shows picture of dozens of shoes strewn just inside the entrance.] Along with the clothes that were found, and considering that many of the victims were found without shoes, this in our opinion an idea of what the situation was at Utøya 22 July.

09.05 - At the end of this hallway one person died.

09.06 He then shows a picture taken from campground. The picture was taken in August, and Sandsbråten explains that the windows are covered to protect from looking in.

09.07 Sandsbråten: - We presented Lillesalen yesterday. In Lillesalen 7 youngsters died. The main hall here, there were 5 youngsters who died, and we accounted for 4 of them yesterday, and we shall present an account of a person in Storsalen, and one in the hallway. There will be strong images of the scene after the victims are removed. It can be a lot of blood, and it will provide a strong impression.

09.09 Judge Wenche Arntzen stresses again that it is allowed to leave the courtroom.

09.10 Ida Beathe Rogne was in Storsalen in the café. Rogne died of gunshot wounds to the head/face.

09.10 Sandsbråten shows again a floor plan where marked where Rogne lay.

09.11 Sandsbråten: - The red marker that comes up here shows how Ida Beathe lay.

09.11 The court will see a photograph with a trail of blood. A bright room with a vivid, yellow painting in the middle, but no furniture on the floor.

09.11 White tags with numbers highlight how the five youths killed in the Storsalen were found.

09.12 Forensic Kari Ormstad takes place in the witness box. She undergoes damage Ida Beathe Rogne got.

09.12 She shows how the bullets entered the body Rogne with a ballpoint pen on a gray mannequin in full size.

09.13 Ormstad: - Ida Beathe Rogne had three gunshot wounds. The cause of death is one shot in the head and neck. The first led to instant death. None of the injuries would have been changed with treatment.

09.14 Lawyer Nadia Hall: - Ida Beathe Rogne was a spirited girl, she was a knowledge seeker. She joined the AUF just before camp began. She was curious about what the policy had to offer. She looked forward to take the last year of high school. She was caring for family and friends. She is survived by her mother, father and older siblings.

09.16 Sandsbråten: - Next is Aleksander Aas Eriksen, born 29 August 1994. [Shows how he was found.] Next picture is one of the strongest, it is very strong. [Shows image.]

09.17 A red mark on the floor plan of the café shows where the youngster was.

09.18 Sandsbråten: - We see the door to Lillesalen and tag number associated with the identification.

09.19 Police superintendent describes what clothes the boy was wearing on Utøya.

09.20 Forensic detective Ormstad takes over and explains the damage Eriksen got. She describes in detail how the shots hit the 16-year-old.

09.21 Ormstad: - Aleksander Aas Eriksen was hit by five or six shots. [Showing on the mannequin.] The gunshot wounds in the head led to loss of consciousness and imminent death. The injury would not have been possible to treat.

09.22 Holden asks if it is possible to say something about the order of the shots. Ormstad say it is not possible to say for certain.

09.23 Aid lawyer read the following obituary Aleksander Aas Eriksen:

09.23 Ingunn Kjeldstad: - Aleksander would have turned 17 years August 29, 2011. Family tell of a cheerful boy who was liked by everyone. He was thoughtful and cared about everyone. Aleksander was very fond of his family and they loved him. He had many friends and a girlfriend. He was a member of AUF, was concerned with human rights and the desire to contribute to a better world. He became interested in music and played guitar in a band with friends. He had so many dreams for the future, Aleksander, as he never got fulfilled. Aleksander is deeply missed by friends and family.

09.25 Police Superintendent Sandsbråten: - SO we reported on all the deaths in the café, and make a summary.

09.26 He shows a floor plan where all those who died in the building are highlighted.

09.26 Sandsbråten: - We will now turn to the dead on Kjærlighetsstien.

09.27 Police Superintendent Goran Dyvesveen succeeds Sandsbråten.

09.27 Dyvesveen: - Then shall we place called Kjærlighetsstien (Love Path), where 10 were found dead. [Showing on the map.]

09.28 He shows the picture where the path is, there were ten killed. He shows aerial photographs taken 21 July 2011. You see one campground, filled with tents.

09.29 Dyvesveen: - As we see the short distance between the campsite and Kjærlighetsstien only a small grove in between. They were counted on each other on this path. We should start with an account of those who lay here, and we should start with an account of Eva Kathinka Lütken. Eva Kathinka Lütken, born 3 July 1994, she died at Kjærlighetsstien.

09.29 Dyvesveen shows an aerial photograph in which a red marker shows where Eva Kathinka Lütken lay. There are pictures of the ten dead at the scene lying close together.

09.30 Dyvesveen: - The next image in the cover is a close up of Eva Kathrinka Lütken.

09.31 Forensic detective Åshild Vege explains, using the gray mannequin, where the teenager was hit by shots in the body.

09.32 Vege: - Eva Kathinka Lütken had two gunshot wounds. She died of bullet wounds through the head, and they were immediately fatal.

09.33 Aid lawyer Lars Engdahl: - Eva Kathinka Lütken was from Sarpsborg and went to high school. She had big plans for the future, including a study trip to the United States. She had many interests, including cheerleading. Kathinka was a smart and generous girl who always offered herself and took care of others. On 3 June she turned 17, and it was celebrated with a new nice dress, as we see in the photo here [a picture of Eva Kathinka Lütken appears on the screen]. She would actually have gone on holiday to Spain with her mother, but it was postponed because she wanted to go to Utøya camp for the first time. This would be the perfect start to the summer holidays. She set many tracks in many hearts. She was unique and the biggest jewel in the mother's and father's life.

09.36 Tore Eikeland in Hordaland (21) is the next victim to be reviewed in court today.

09.37 Eikeland was shot on Kjærlighetsstien. There is a marking on the aerial and ground-level map where he lay.

09.38 Forensic Åshild Vege takes over and explains the forensic investigation of 21-year-old from Osterøy.

09.38 Vege: - Tore Eikeland was 21 years old, he had a single gunshot wound. [Showing on the mannequin.] Tore died of gunshot wounds to the head, and this was immediately fatal.

09.39 Lawyer Frode Elgesem: - I have questions from relatives in Bergen. One is about distance, it is not possible to say how far away the defendant was when he shot? And the second is whether it is possible to say whether he was shot lying down or if he was standing up?

09.40 Vege: - I can not say anything about the distance. I can not say whether the victims sat or lay.

09.40 Lawyer Frode Elgesem: - Tore Eikeland was 21 years old. He was the leader of Hordaland AUF. Tore was on Utøya 5 years. He was a unifying and inclusive person. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg described Tore Eikeland as one of our most promising young politicians in his obituary. He stood at 8th place on Labour's list. He studied comparative politics in Bergen, and was a caring person who loved everyone. After a trip to Uganda in 2010, Tore wrote a post that may show how he was as a person. There, he wrote: "It may be appropriate to ask how much of the short time one has on earth you would use to fear the stranger and race of fellow human beings. And how much would one use to make life brighter for others and help to ensure that everyone gets it good. Let us live for each other."

09.43 Judge Arntzen: - We'll have a break until 10 o'clock.

10.02 Judge Arntzen: - Negotiations continue.

10.03 prosecutor Svein Holden: - We heard that the counsel before inquired about distance the break. Is it possible for you to say anything about the shooting distance for victims of Kjærlighetsstien?

10.04 Dyvesveen: - Yes, I can say something. I will try to say something in general, it will apply to all objects. We share the short shooting distance in touch shots and point blank. Contact shooting is when the muzzle is in physical contact with the point of impact, and we will look at the wound. Point blank, then, is shot from one meter, depending on the weapon used, but then there are deposits around the wound, which may tell us that the distance is short. However, when the distance is more than 50 to 100 centimeters, there is no gunpowder residue around the entrance wound. Then it could be anywhere from 2 to 100 meters. It can say something about the distance that we found shells by the dead. There are 25 shells from the rifle and pistol that were found by the dead at Kjærlighetsstien. The common matter is that the shells do not land so far from your weapon. Therefore, we can say in this case that the shooting distances are relatively short, because the shells were found next to them. Some of the cases were found among the dead, while others were found a few yards away. But no one was found nearby.

10.07 Holden: - Can you say something more concrete?

10.07 Dyvesveen: - It is difficult to say anything specific distance, but there are short distances, because there is a forest which is limiting distance. So less than 10 feet, at least.

10.08 The court goes on to the next victim of Kjærlighetsstien, Tarald Kuven Mjelde from Osterøy in Hordaland (18).

10.08 Dyvesveen: - When we come to Tarald Kuven Mjelde, born 23 January 1993.

10.09 He was on Kjærlighetsstien. Mjelde died of gunshot wounds to the head and body.

10.10 Police Superintendent Dyvesveen again shows the images where the dead are marked with a red dot. He explains what the 18-year-old was wearing when he was shot and killed.

10.10 Åshild Vege now explains the forensic examination of Mjelde.

10.11 Vege: - Tarald Kuven Mjelde had five gunshot wounds. [Shows how he was hit on the anatomical mannequin.] Tarald died from the bullet wounds he received and it has resulted in a rapid death.

10.12 Lawyer Frode Elgesem: - Tarald Kuven Mjelde was 18. He would start in 3rd Class of Handel. He was deputy for Hordaland's AUF and had been at Utøya once before. He was concerned with justice and international cooperation. At school he showed great confidence with himself. He had good grades, but was devoid of arrogance. He was proud of his family and that he was from Østerøya.

10.14 Elgesem: - Friends described Tarald as warm and very socially engaged. He had plans to study law, the person who inspires confidence and a natural basis for those around him.

10.14 The next victim to be reviewed is Maria Mågerø Johannesen from Nøtterøy (17).

10.14 She was shot at Kjærlighetsstien. Johannesen died of bullet wounds in the head.

10.15 Police Superintendent Dyvesveen reads which documents are relevant to the review of the autopsy report.

10.15 He shows the same strong images from the scene.

10.16 Dyvesveen explains how Johannesen is compared to the others killed, and what she wore.

10.17 Forensic Vege appears on the floor and explains the damage to the girl from Nøtterøy.

10.18 Vege: - Maria died of bullet wounds in the head. They caused immediate unconsciousness and imminent death.

10.19 Lawyer Knut Strømme: - The family says about Maria: "Maria was the middle of the siblings of three. She was so good and happy. In the summer of 2011, she was on Utøya for the first time. She was concerned about fairness and loyalty. She was caring for those who felt left out. She loved singing, dancing and theater, and was able to go a year on the dance line. Mary was a faithful friend and won a place in the hearts of many. The smile with her good nature has helped many people in trying times. She was described as a girl with courage and determination, and a beautiful soul. Maria risked their lives, she dared to dream. She is dearly missed by family and friends. "

10.21 Police superintendent moving on to the next victim: Monica Iselin Didriksen from Sunderland in Hordaland (18).

10.21 Dyvesveen: - Monica Iselin Didriksen, born 18 February 1993, died on Kjærlighetsstien. [Showing the place she was found.]

10.22 Police Superintendent Goran Dyvesveen from NCIS shows the image from Kjærlighetsstien again. He explains that a red mark on the photograph shows where Didriksen was killed.

10.23 Dyvesveen then tells what clothes the 18-year-old was wearing when she was killed.

10.24 Forensic detective Åshild Vege from National Institute of Public reports on injuries.

10.25 Vege: - Didriksen died of gunshot wounds to the head, neck and neck as she suffered at Kjærlighetsstien. Monica's gunshot wounds was immediately fatal.

10.26 Lawyer Frode Elgesem: - Monica Iselin Didriksen was 18. She was a student at Bergen Cathedral School, a member of AUF. She was part of the work crew at Utøya the last four years, and had been a guard there. She radiated joy, and a sense of justice was one of her deeply rooted values. She dared to speak up when someone was bullied and stood up for the weak. Monica's commitment stretched wide. This was evident at her memorial service in Oslo, when several Kurds, Chechens and others from the local asylum reception showed up with roses. Monica wanted to study to become a doctor, she had a dream of working for the organization Doctors Without Borders.

10.29 The next autopsy report to be reviewed is by Åsta Sofie Helland Dahl Vadsø in Finnmark (16).

10.30 Dyvesveen: - Åsta Sofie Helland Dahl, born 19 November 1994, died on Kjærlighetsstien.

10.30 Dyvesveen again shows images from Kjærlighetsstien where a new marking testifies another fatal victim.

10.30 Police superintendent informs the judges of what the 16-year-old wore and what documents to look at during the review.

10.31 The medics took the floor and account for bullet wounds that Dahl was applied.

10.31 Vege: - Åsta Sofie Helland Dahl was 16 years old and had three gunshot wounds. [Showing on herself where the shots hit.] She died from bullet wounds in the head and this was immediately fatal.

10.32 Aid lawyer Edel H. Olsen: - Åsta Sofie Helland Dahl was 16 years old. She grew up in Vadsø in Finnmark, but had strong ties to Vesterålen. She went to school in Harstad. In the fall she would start on design and art programme at Kabelvåg high school. She envisioned a career in design, with the whole world as a workplace. Åsta was genuinely concerned about his fellow man, defended the weak and had no tolerance for injustice. She loved to read and listen to music, and was particularly interested in the Japanese manga art, and a huge Harry Potter fan. She was happy, creative and strong. The folk high school, she was considered a sunshine. She leaves behind a large family. Memorial written by one of Åsta classmates: "Åsta gave love and care to everyone around her, far more love than you can give a long life. We love and miss you, Åsta Sofie."

10.35 Pofessional judge Artntzen: - Let's take a break.

10.35 Mette Yvonne Larsen informs the court that one of the listeners need an interpreter, and asks them to take a five minutes longer break.

10.35 The court will thus break until 11:05 o'clock.

11.05 Judge Arntzen: - Now we continue the report.

11.06 Anders Kristiansen from Bardu (18) is the first victim to be reviewed after the break.

11.06 He was on Kjærlighetsstien. Kristiansen died of gunshot wounds to the head.

11.06 Police Superintendent Goran Dyvesveen in NCIS addresses which documents are relevant.

11.07 Dyvesveen: - Anders Kristiansen, born 30 January 1993. [Display pictures from the site.] The markings that appear on the image now show where Anders Kristiansen lay.

11.08 He refers the judges and the other players of the same crime scene photographs of the ten who died at Kjærlighetsstien.

11.08 Dyvesveen says Kristiansen lay together in the group of ten people and highlighting what the guy from Bardu was wearing when he was shot and killed.

11.09 Forensic Åshild Vege starts on her review of the damage to Kristiansen.

11.10 Vege: - Anders Kristiansen was 18 years old. He had two gunshot wounds. [Vege demonstrates on the anatomical mannequin.] Anders died of gunshot wounds to the head. It has resulted in immediate unconsciousness and imminent death.

11.11 Aid lawyer Nadia Hall: - Mom and Dad says Anders was our son and Stians little brother. He was a socially engaged boy and wanted to translate his ideas. He had a big smile and loved people. He thought everyone was important and equal worth. He had many friends, and is survived by her mother, father and two brothers.

11.12 Dyvesveen from NCIS go to the next victim to be reviewed today: Bano Rashid Abobakar from Nesodden (18).

11.12 An interpreter has taken place in the courtroom. The referee asks Dyvesveen to speak slowly and clearly.

11.13 Dyvesveen: - Bano Rashid Abobakar, born 28 December 1992. Rashid died on Kjærlighetsstien. [He again shows images from Kjærlighetsstien with a red circle that marks where Rashid was found. Court members get to see pictures of her as she was found, but this does not appear on the screen.]

11.14 The players look at the photos from the scene as they have been given. They get to see the pictures of the ten killed and a close up of Rashid.

11.15 Coroner Åshild Vege takes right through all the bullet wounds to the girl from Skyline.

11.15 Vege: - Abobakar Bano Rashid was 18 years old. She had two gunshot wounds. [Vege shows on the mannequin.] Bano died of bullet wounds in the head. They caused immediate unconsciousness and imminent death.

11.16 Lawyer Mette Yvonne Larsen: - Here we see the picture of Bano in his Norwegian national costume and in Kurdish costume. Bano was 18. She was born in Kurdistan in 1992. She was born in the "Thousand and one nights" world, says the family. When she was 7 years Bano fled with the family. Everyone who knew Bano said that she was going to be something big. She was the cleverest in the school and was very social. She played both baseball and football. She was also the year employee at Tusenfryd in 2010, ie the year before she went to Utøya. She was also the leader of Operasjon Dagsverk at Nesodden high school. She was employed for a year at Tuysenfryd last year. She fought for justice, equality and multicultural community and at her funeral there was a female priest and an imam alongside the bier. In this way showed Bano rest of Norway that different cultures can live in peace and harmony together. It announced peace upon her memory. She is deeply missed by family.

11.20 The court goes on to the next victim of Kjærlighetsstien, Andreas Edvardsen from Sarpsborg (18).

11.21 Dyvesveen: - Andreas Edvardsen, born 30 November 1992, died on Kjærlighetsstien. [Dyvesveen shows the image from Kjærlighetsstien.]

11.21 Police superintendent describes the 18-year-old was wearing when he was killed.

11.22 Coroner starts on the review of bullet wounds to Edvardsen.

11.23 Forensic detective Åshild Vege: - Andreas Edvardsen, 18, had three gunshot wounds. [Showing on the mannequin.] Andreas died of bullet wounds in the head and they have caused immediate unconsciousness and imminent death.

11.24 Lawyer Kristin Morch: - Andreas Edvardsen was 18. The family says he grew up in Sarpsborg. He was a caring big brother to a little sister who had Down syndrome. Andreas was in Russia last year and still living at home. He had entered the college in Halden and would train to be a teacher. When Andreas' sister realized that he did not come home, she said, but mom, Andreas was supposed to look after me - always. Andreas Edvardsen is described as caring, loyal and inclusive. He was a comic relief according to family and friends for his ability to make others around him feel at ease. A characteristic of music lover Andreas was that he always had his guitar with him. He did also on his last trip to Utøya. On his Facebook page he had written the quote: "When we face death it is already too late to understand how fragile and precious life is. Do not throw it away." Andreas is deeply missed by friends and family.

11.27 The final autopsy report that will be presented in court today by Silje Stamneshagen from Askøy, originally from Steinsland in Sund (18).

11.28 Dyvesveen: - Silje Stamneshagen, born 15 May 1993, died at Kjærlighetsstien. [Shows site.]

11.28 She was on Kjærlighetsstien. Like all the other nine fatalities were found at this path, Stamneshagen died of gunshot wounds to the head.

11.29 Dyvesveen: - The red marker shows where Silje Stamneshagen lay.

11.30 Vege: - Silje Stamneshagen was 18, she had three gunshot wounds. [Vege shows on the mannequin.]

11.31 Lawyer Siv Hallgren: - From the family we have received the following: "Silje was a cheerful, down-to-earth girl. The laughter was never far away. She looked forward to a fall with many new challenges. In addition to the AUF work, she had a great interest in horses and other animals. She took good care of everyone in her life, and we parents and siblings has been a void in our lives that no one can fill."

11.32 Police superintendent Dyvesveen shows the scene-photographs again that players have in their own folders. The pictures show the ten killed situated along the Kjærlighetsstien.

11.32 Arntzen: - Thank you. Then negotiations are completed for the day, and the court proceedings start again at nine in the morning.

11.37 Tomorrow continues the trial of Anders Behring Breivik with the presentation of 12 new autopsy reports of those killed in the area by Kjærlighetsstien in the woods north of the school building, the Stoltenberget and Bolsjevika.