Anders Behring Breivik is currently on trial in an Oslo District Court for killing 77 people. The mass murder sent shockwaves through the world. Now, prosecutors have offered more evidence to explain his motivation: between November 2010 and February 2011, Breivik played World of Warcraft an average of six hours and 50 minutes every day.
According to Norwegian paper Verdens Gang, Breivik was angered by this connection and said, "It is not relevant to this case whatsoever."
Kotaku previously covered the virtual life of Andres Behring Breivik, who said at one point he spent an entire year playing Blizzard's massively multiplayer online roleplaying game for 16 hours a day.
A former World of Warcraft guildmate told Kotaku earlier this year that Breivik was "unremarkable", "socially awkward" and "not very opinionated".
This isn't the first World of Warcraft link, and it's been a constant throughout the trial. In April, when the court case began, the prosecution displayed an image of his World of Warcraft character, Andersnordic. This latest assertion — connecting Breivik's average World of Warcraft gaming time to the mass killings — made him so upset that he threatened to switch off his microphone during the court proceedings.
As disturbed as Breivik is and as horrific as his crimes are, he's right. World of Warcraft is not relevant to this case whatsoever.
Prosecutors: Killer Played World of Warcraft 7 Hours Per Day [Yahoo — Thanks Zareh!]
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