Norway killer's custody extended by 12 weeks

OSLO, Norway

Anders Behring Breivik has confessed to the July 22 attacks that killed 77 people. At the hearing, Breivik tried to declare himself a resistance leader.

Investigators say Breivik set off a fertilizer bomb outside government headquarters before heading to an island retreat, where youth sections of Norway's governing Labor Party were holding their annual summer camp.

A judge on Monday extended Breivik's custody by 12 weeks, but decided to gradually lift the restrictions on media access, visitors and mail for the 32-year-old suspect.

Breivik has been held in isolation since his arrest.

If found guilty, he could be sentenced to 21 years in prison. An alternative custody arrangement - if he is still considered a danger to the public - could keep him behind bars indefinitely.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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