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Breivik judge plays solitaire in court

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 00:36

June 6 - Lay judge in Norwegian trial of far-right militant Anders Behring Breivik caught playing computer card game solitaire in court. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) A judge in the case of Anders Behring Breivik was caught on camera playing solitaire in court on Monday (June 4) during proceedings. One of the three lay judges, Lay Ernst Henning Eielsen, was photographed playing the card game while Mattias Gardell of Uppsala University in Sweden was testifying. The media reported a court spokeswoman saying Eielsen's gaming activity did not mean he was not paying attention to the hearings. Gardell, a professor in religious history, said Breivik's "bizarre delusions" were not unique to the defendant but common in the political environment he is a part of. Two court-appointed psychiatric teams have examined Breivik and come to opposite conclusions about his mental health. Breivik has said he should either be executed or acquitted, calling the prospect of a prison sentence "pathetic" and an insanity ruling "worse than death".

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Breivik judge plays solitaire in court

Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 00:36