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Friends Suspected Norway Killer Anders Behring Breivik Was Dejected, Gay

9:06 AM, May 29, 2012   |    comments
Accused Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik gestures as he arrives at the courtroom April 16, 2012, in Oslo, Norway. (AP Photo
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OSLO, Norway (AP) - Former friends of confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik say he often came across as deeply depressed, expressed feminine tendencies and led some to believe he may be gay.

Three of the 33-year-old's former friends told the Oslo District Court on Tuesday that five years before the right-wing fanatic massacred 77 people in July, he moved back to live with his mother and ended all social contacts.

The friends, who did not want to be named, gave testimony during Breivik's trial as the defendant watched in an adjoining room.

Breivik killed 69 people in a shooting spree on Utoya island on July 22 after setting off a bomb in central Oslo that claimed eight lives.

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