Sitting just a few meters from the man who less than a year ago tried to kill him, Lars Gronnestad spoke in a clear voice as he answers questions from the prosecution about how he survived Anders Breivik’s bullets at Utoya. Breivik killed 69 mainly young people there, but now Gronnestad and more than 40 others are facing him in court. The defendant admitted to killing 77 people in an Oslo car bombing and during a shooting spree at the Labour party youth camp last July, but denies charges of premeditated murder and terrorism. “It looks so much bigger on TV. That was strange, sitting so close to the prosecuted,” the 20-year-old Gronnestad told DW after giving evidence. Bullet narrowly missed spine At Utoya, Anders Breivik shot him through the shoulder blade. The bullet missed his spine by a few centimeters and punctured his lung. Gronnestad recalled in court how he’d struggled breathing, hidden under a tree, smearing himself with dirt to be less visible from the man who calmly kept walking around the island killing and maiming people. Now he said he doesn’t want to give that man any more of his time. “In the beginning I had to… Read full this story
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