Anders Behring Breivik, the man responsible for the Norway terror attacks, told his lawyer he's surprised no one stopped him after he bombed the Oslo city center.
The UK Guardian is reporting that Breivik thought he'd be killed before reaching the island where he shot 68 people.
"He thought he would be killed after the bombing, after the action in the island, and he also thought he would be killed at the trial. He believes someone will kill him," Geir Lippestad, the lawyer said, according to the Guardian.
At a press conference on Monday Lippestad said Breivik was a "very cold" man who took drugs to stay awake during the shootings.
Breivik confessed to killing 76 people in Oslo and on Utoya island, and told Lippestad he was at war with the world, and that killing was justified in a war, according to the Guardian article.
"He was a little surprised he succeeded - in his mind succeeded," Lippestad said. "He was expecting to be stopped earlier by the police or someone else during the actual day. He was surprised that he reached the island."
The Telegraph also reports that Breivik emailed his 1,500-page "manifesto" to 250 British contacts less than 90 minutes before the Oslo bombing. That article further stated that the domestic extremism unit at Scotland Yard, which is investigating Breivik's links in Britain, has been sent a list of UK-based email addresses among 1,003 recipients of the document.
The Telegraph writes that Breivik entered online conversations with members of the Right-wing English Defence League and told them "keep up the good work" months leading up to the Norway attack.
Breivik used the name Andrew Berwick to email his manifesto, and a link to a YouTube video showing him holding a gun, at 2:09 p.m. on Friday. That's a little more than one hour before the bomb exploded in Oslo, according to The Telegraph.
"It is a gift to you ... I ask that you distribute this book to everyone you know," Breivik wrote, addressing all recipients as "Western European patriot," according to The Telegraph.
At least a quarter of the recipients are UK-based and the rest are in Europe and the U.S., said Tanguys Veys, a Belgian member of parliament for the far-Right, anti-Muslim Vlaams-Belang party, told The Telegraph. Veys got the document but said he had never been in contact with Breivik, according that article.
The Guardian articles states that Breivik claimed he was part of an anti-Islam network that has two cells in Norway and "several" more abroad.
"He says he is sorry he had to do this but it is necessary. He looks upon himself as a warrior. And he started this war, and takes some kind of pride in that," Lippestad said. "He believes this is the start of a war that will go on for 60 years. He believes the other cells will continue the war."