April 17th, 2012
04:32 AM ET

Judge in Norway rampage trial disqualified

One of the judges in the murder and terror trial of Norway's Anders Behring Breivik was disqualified Tuesday for saying online that the death penalty was the right punishment for the man who killed 77 people in July.

Defense and prosecutor attorneys both asked that Thomas Indrebo be disqualified for leaving a comment on a news website that "only the death penalty" would be the right thing in the case.

Breivik smirked as Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen laid out the objection.

He is expected to testify Tuesday. Arntzen ruled that his testimony would not be broadcast, rejecting his claim that airing it was a human right.

Most of the relatives of the victims did not want Breivik's remarks broadcast.

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  1. ♚Mmmmm♛

    judged before the case is even heard mmmm...wonder how often that happens??? the judge expressed an opinion...it's okayed to have an non-judicial opinion as long as it isn't nexus to his cases...wonder if that is even possible???

    April 17, 2012 at 5:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. JerseyJeff

    That judge had a mental break to think he could express his opinion in a public format. That is a judge "no-no"

    That being said, how right he is! More true words have not been spoken than what he said.

    April 17, 2012 at 6:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    These days, there are many more times when the truth cannot be stated than there were sixty years ago.
    It's the honest child and the emperor's fine clothes all over again.
    In a similar vein, read today's fine CNN editorial on the USA's retiring of the space shuttle to a museum and the Civil Rights Movement.

    April 17, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. fernace

    No judge or juror can discuss a case until After the verdict has been handed down! That's pretty much a staple in most western justice systems! Could it be the judge purposely "sabotaged" himself? Maybe he wanted to recuse himself, because nothing but the Death Penalty will satisfy his sense of justice? I'll bet a vast # of Scandinavians feel the same way! I'm a peaceful Swede/Norwegian myself, who doesn't believe in the death sentence......except this dude is the posterboy for it! He smirks, he calls what he did "self defense"! In earlier times we'd call him "demon posessed" & dunk him in a lake! Scandinavians live in a very civilized, pacifistic society in these modern times, but history knows us as a fierce lot & I'm sure the Viking is coming out in a lot of Norwgians & Swedes, right now! Looks like the only place Anders Breivik can get a "fair trial" is in.... Iran!(snicker)!! ;-)

    April 17, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Pretty soon Breivik and Zimmerman will be sleeping together. The freed watch commander and his hinchman.

    April 17, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. saywhat

    Perhaps the judge couldn't contain himself after hearing this "self defense' plea.
    This terrorist says that he would do it again ( in self defense?). Poor persecuted soul. let him come and live among our very own supermacists & the likes of Christian Soldiers etc and he will find his sanctuary.

    April 17, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Phil Spectre

    Breivik is MOLLY HATCHET. I bet he has huge Conan swords and mammoth axes, too.

    April 17, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    My rectum hurts when I poop.

    April 17, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Dr. X

      probably hemeroids. Get some preparation H n quit takin it up the pooper

      April 17, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. N Tyler

    This man is evil he needs the CHAIR right away.His not insane his just plain evil.No mercy.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse | Reply

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