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Norway coroner details autopsy findings. Several friends and relatives in Oslo District Courthouse’s Court 250 were in tears as experts revealed post-mortem results of the initial Utøya fatalities at today’s 12th Anders Behring Breivik trial day. Professor Torleiv Ole Rognum from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) today gave details of the deaths of nine of Breivik's victims on 22nd July 2011. Beginning on the reports at just after 10:00, he did not refer to which ammunition came from which weapon, just detailing the injuries and cause of death. Off-duty police officer Trond Berntsen (51) was working as a security guard. He was the first person to die, having challenged Breivik's cover story when the accused arrived on the island dressed as a police officer. His body was found in front of the main building with at least 5 bullet wounds to the head and chest.

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Norway coroner details autopsy findings

Published on Friday, 4th May, 2012 at 15:44 under the news category, by Ben McPherson.

Several friends and relatives in Oslo District Courthouse’s Court 250 were in tears as experts revealed post-mortem results of the initial Utøya fatalities at today’s 12th Anders Behring Breivik trial day.

Courtroom, Oslo District Court
Courtroom, Oslo District Court
Photo: ©2012 Michael Sandelson/The Foreigner


Professor Torleiv Ole Rognum from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) today gave details of the deaths of nine of Breivik's victims on 22nd July 2011. Beginning on the reports at just after 10:00, he did not refer to which ammunition came from which weapon, just detailing the injuries and cause of death.

Off-duty police officer Trond Berntsen (51) was working as a security guard. He was the first person to die, having challenged Breivik's cover story when the accused arrived on the island dressed as a police officer. His body was found in front of the main building with at least 5 bullet wounds to the head and chest.

Monica Elisabeth Bøsei (45), known as Mother Utøya, had managed the Utøya camp for many years. Her body, which had three bullet wounds, was located near Berntsen's; the cause of death was bullet wounds to the head.

Rune Havdal (43) was a guard on Utøya. He was a good friend of Trond Berntsen's. His body was found between the main building and the café building with five bullet wounds.

Hanne Anette Balch Fjalestad (43) was a first-aider who died in the area in front of the café area while trying to protect others. Her body was found by the café building with three bullet wounds. She died from shots to the head and chest.

Snorre Haller (30) was a painter by trade, and a youth candidate for the United Federation of Trade Unions. His body was also found by the café building with bullet wounds to the head. The cause of death was bullet wounds to the head.

The court was in recess until 11:10.

After the court was reconvened at 11:15, the coroner went on to talk about Rolf Christopher Johansen Perreau (25), who was considered a bright political hope. He was number six on the Labour’s list for this autumn's municipal elections in Trondheim. He was also shot three times, and his body was found by the café building.

Lejla Selaci (17) died in the area of the campsite nearest the café building. She was leader of the Fredrikstad AUF. Her body was found by the road towards the café building. She had been shot twice and died from bullet wounds to the head.

Steinar Jessen (16) was a keen swimmer and an active member of Alta AUF. He had been shot two or three times, and the FHI’s professor Torleiv Ole Rognum gave the cause of death as bullet wounds to the head and chest.

Birgitte Smetbak (15) was an active worker at the Quasimdo youth café in Tønsberg, where she was the café hairdresser. She had been shot twice, and the cause of death was lung damage and loss of blood.

Whilst there were tears in court as friends and relatives comforted each other throughout the proceedings, Breivik is said to have remained largely impassive. The court was adjourned at 11:51.

The coroner will continue reading further autopsy reports on Monday.



Published on Friday, 4th May, 2012 at 15:44 under the news category, by Ben McPherson.

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivik, breiviktrialoslo, oslodistrictcourt, utoeyashootings, utoya.





  
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