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Mass Murderer Breivik's Dad Writes Book On Son
Anders Behring Breivik's father admits he feels some guilt over the actions of his son, who killed 77 people in Norway three years ago.
The revelation came in an excerpt from a book Jens Breivik†has written about his son.
In My Fault? A Father's Story, which has been put together with the help of a ghost writer, Mr†Breivik writes: "I feel some guilt and I feel some responsibility.
"What would have happened if I had been a better father? Would Anders have done what he did?"
Breivik is serving a 21-year prison sentence, which can be extended, for the killing of 77 people in Oslo and the island of Utoeya in 2011.
The book is a form of "self-trial" according to its editor,†Arve Juritzen, who said Mr Breivik re-established contact with his son this year.†
"In fact he is pretty hard with himself," Mr Juritzen said.
Mr Breivik, a former diplomat who moved to France when he retired, has been described as an absent father.
He was separated from his son's mother shortly after he turned one and later lost a custody battle.
By the time Breivik was a teenager, his father had lost contact with him.
During the course of the investigation and trial it emerged social services had suspected Breivik was neglected as a child.
A book about Breivik's late mother, Wenche Behring Breivik, which she collaborated on at first but later rejected, portrayed Mr Breivik as a domestic tyrant.