A gunman kills an unarmed teenager and claims self-defense. Where have we heard this before?
But don't try to link the killing of Florida high-schooler Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman to last year`s massacre in Norway.
If you thought Anders Behrin Breivik was going to say he was insane last summer when he killed 77 people, well, think again. Breivik says he killed all those people in self-defense, including 69 teenagers and young adults at a summer camp.
"I acknowledge the acts, but do not plead guilty, and I claim I was doing it in self-defense," Breivik said in his first court appearance.
You heard right. Self-defense.
But that’s not so strange when you consider Breivik has a hero-worship thing going for Vlad the Impaler, the model for Dracula, the king of all vampires, and having spent lots of time playing the online game 'World of Warcraft.'
Norwegians have tried to put a label on Breivik, with most agreeing he`s a right-wing extremist, but one survivor says the focus should be on what made him do what he did.
"He is not the problem anymore. The problem is everyone who grows up to have the same attitude as him and that's what we should focus on,' said Kamshajiny Gunaratnam.
No matter where they live, the families of murder victims always look for reasons, but there’s seldom solace in the answers.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun