In an interview with TV2, Jens Breivik, father of the man charged with Friday's deadly attacks, has said it might have been better if he had committed suicide, instead of killing so many people.
The reporter who conducted the interview said that the father was very ashamed.
"He's very sad, he's still in a kind of a shock and he will never return to Norway because of this. And he is ashamed, he's ashamed on behalf of his son. He has not had very much contact with his son, they separated when the boy was fifteen years old and the boy said he wanted to go to the United States and he didn't want to have contact with his father and even before that they didn't have much contact," said Elin Sorstahl, a reporter for Norwegian TV channel TV2.
Mr Breivik, a retired diplomat who lives in France, said he had had no contact with his son since 1995.
According to the Norwegian daily Verdens Gang, he only learnt of his son's involvement when he saw his son's name and picture on the internet regarding the attacks.