Norway mass murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik in court in Monday

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    OSLO, NORWAY (CNN) -- A judge has ordered the Norway mass murder suspect to remain in custody another three months.

    Mass murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik arrives in an Oslo courtroom for his first hearing open to the public. Survivors and relatives of his victims brace for the court encounter.

    The mother of a Utoya victim says, " I am mostly doing this for myself personally. Because I feel that its important to me to face the fear again. To be near him, and know that I am safe, to know that he can no longer hurt us; shoot us and do what he was doing out there."

    This mother of a victim said it was extremely hard but she had to see Breivik. She adds, "I had no choice today. It is a way of trying to process this, and to understand. It is impossible to understand this. Therefore I had to be here."

    The right-wing extremist has admitted to setting off a car bomb outside government offices in July and shooting dozens of young Labor Party activists attending a youth camp on nearby Utoya Island, killing 77 people. Despite his confession, Breivik denies criminal guilt because he claims to be fighting a war to protect Norway and Europe from multi-culturalism. The judge cut him off when he tried to declare himself a resistance leader in court.

    He extended Breivik's custody for three more months, but relaxed some restrictions on his solitary detention. The court finds Breivik is not insane and there's no evidence he had accomplices.

    This trial date is now set for April 16.

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