Judge caught playing solitaire during Norway mass killer's trial

Published On: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 3:15 AM By: David Ross

Judge admits to playing solitaire during the trial
(Scroll down for video) A judge in the trial of mass murderer Norwegian Anders Breivik Behring was caught playing solitaire on his laptop during the proceedings on Monday, the news media reported.

Eielsen Ernst Henning, one of the five judges for that matter, can be seen clearly in the court chambers playing the card game.

According to VG, Eielsen was playing solitaire on a website, and the images showed alone in the window of his browser for up to 16 minutes before the court adjourned for lunch.
A Swedish expert was testifying as the judge played the game.

A spokeswoman for the court denied the judge was not paying attention and said the game helped him concentrate.

"The judges are following carefully what is said and what is presented in court," court spokeswoman
Irene Ramm was quoted as saying. "There are different ways to stay focused."

Breivik trial for mass murder of 77 people in a spree of bombings and shootings in the center of Oslo and the nearby island of Utoya last July started in April this year and is expected to last 10 weeks. It is overseen by a panel of five judges.

He admitted to the killings, but pleaded not guilty, Breivik has cited his personal "crusade" against Islam and Western-style democracy as the explanation for his brutal acts, saying it led to the multicultural society that he despises.

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