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Norwegian bow and arrow killer Espen Andersen Bråthen has expressed regret for the murders he committed as the court released a new video of his deadly rampage. 

On day five of the ongoing trial of the Muslim convert, who pleaded guilty to the murder of five people and attempted murder of 11 more in Hyttegata on October 12, 2021, Bråthen told the court that he wanted to explain himself.

Bråthen apparently told the court that he wanted to apologise to everyone he shot an arrow at, and that 'I wish everyone who was killed was alive'.

His words of contrition come as the prosecution released new CCTV footage of Bråthen scampering to the entrance of the supermarket where the rampage started, his bow and arrow half drawn ready to fire.

After peering out into the street, the killer takes aim and fires an arrow at an unseen target, before momentarily  returning inside to reload and fire two more arrows.

He is then seen stalking back into the Co-Op supermarket, where he then went off to commit a number of murders.  

During the trial Bråthen had largely maintained his silence since last week, refusing to explain himself until today. 

The prosecution released new CCTV footage of Bråthen scampering to the entrance of the supermarket where the rampage started, his bow and arrow half drawn ready to fire

After peering out into the street, the killer takes aim and fires an arrow at an unseen target, before momentarily returning inside to reload and fire two more arrows

He is then seen stalking back into the Co-Op supermarket, where he then went off to commit a number of murders

Espen Andersen Bråthen, 38, is on trial for the murder of five people and attempted murder of 11 more on October 13, 2021

Espen Andersen Bråthen, 38, is on trial for the murder of five people and attempted murder of 11 more on October 13, 2021 

Bråthen appeared calm and composed as he tried to explain himself but some of his answers appeared to baffle his own defence counsel, Fredrik Neumann.

He said that he feared he would go blind and therefore he was compelled to kill.

'There are people who get eye disease. They do not kill people for that, do they?' Neumann responded.

Previous CCTV footage, released by police as Bråthen's trial began, showed how the killer strode into the store brandishing a bow with a quiver of deadly arrows and a huge hunting knife sheathed on his belt.

Dressed in khaki trousers and a plain white vest, the killer loaded his arrows and let them fly at terrified civilians with no hesitation. 

The 38-year-old pleaded guilty before a judge last week as the court heard how he stalked the streets of Kongsberg with dozens of arrows before stabbing five people aged 52-78, including four women, to death.

Dressed in khaki trousers and a plain white vest, the killer loaded his arrows and let them fly at terrified civilians with no hesitation

Dressed in khaki trousers and a plain white vest, the killer loaded his arrows and let them fly at terrified civilians with no hesitation

CCTV footage, released by police as Bråthen's trial began, showed how the killer strode into the store brandishing a bow with a quiver of deadly arrows and a huge hunting knife sheathed on his belt

CCTV footage, released by police as Bråthen's trial began, showed how the killer strode into the store brandishing a bow with a quiver of deadly arrows and a huge hunting knife sheathed on his belt

The 38-year-old pleaded guilty before a judge yesterday morning as the court heard how he stalked the supermarket and the streets of Kongsberg with dozens of arrows

The 38-year-old pleaded guilty before a judge yesterday morning as the court heard how he stalked the supermarket and the streets of Kongsberg with dozens of arrows

After firing several arrows, wounding three people and evading police officers, Bråthen headed into the town and stabbed five people to death

After firing several arrows, wounding three people and evading police officers, Bråthen headed into the town and stabbed five people to death

Kongsberg is a small town in southern Norway that straddles the Numedalslågen river with a population of about 26,000. It is known as the home of the Royal Norwegian Mint, houses the headquarters of a major arms manufacturer, and serves as a satellite campus for the University of South-Eastern Norway

 Kongsberg is a small town in southern Norway that straddles the Numedalslågen river with a population of about 26,000. It is known as the home of the Royal Norwegian Mint, houses the headquarters of a major arms manufacturer, and serves as a satellite campus for the University of South-Eastern Norway

The killer's first victims were Gunnar Sauve and Liv Borge, a married couple both aged 75 who were hacked to death in their ground floor apartment.

He went on to stab Gun Marith Madsen, a 78-year-old who walked with the aid of a zimmer frame, before attacking Andrea Meyer, 52, from Hamburg, and ceramic artist Hanne Englund, aged 56.

Local police officer Rigoberto Villarroel, 48, was in the Co-Op Extra store with his family when Bråthen began shooting, and was hit in the back, but ultimately survived. 

Bråthen, whose lawyers insist is insane and should be sentenced to compulsory mental health care in a psychiatric facility rather than a prison, told the court he thought he was going blind and wanted to kill people while he could see 'for a better life'.  

'I got the idea that in order to be born again, in a good place, I had to kill. I thought, now I can go out and kill before I go blind,' the killer told the court.

'There is no danger of this happening again, because now I know that I will not go blind and that it is wrong to kill.

'I regret what I have done and wish that the people I killed were still alive. I very much regret it.' 

After firing his arrows and hitting Villarroel in the supermarket, Bråthen discarded the weapon and ran down to Hytegatten - one of the most historic streets in Kongsberg.

There he used his hunting knife to massacre former electricity firm employee Borge and ex legal official Sauve in their

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