Norwegian massacre suspect Anders Behring Breivik was "a little bit surprised" that he was able to pull off a bombing and shooting rampage in which he is accused of killing 76 people in total, his lawyer said Tuesday.
His client was surprised that his plan "succeeded - succeeded in his mind," attorney Geir Lippestad told a news conference, adding that Breivik had not expected he would reach Utoya island, where he is accused of shooting 68 people dead on Friday.
Lippestad said it was too early to say if Breivik will plead insanity. Asked if his client was insane, he responded: "Yes, he may be."
Lippestad said it was "very difficult" to describe Breivik's manner - "he is not like anyone."
Breivik says he was in touch with two terror cells in Norway and in contact with other cells abroad, his attorney said, but that he acted alone in carrying out the attack on Utoya and the bombing in Oslo, in which eight people died.
"He says there are several cells around the western world, where I do not know," Lippestad said. Breivik is cooperating with police inquiries, "but he won't talk about the other cells," he added.
His client considers himself to be "in a war," Lippestad said.
Breivik also used some kind of drugs before the attacks on Friday that were designed to keep him strong and awake, his attorney said.FULL STORY