A Swedish woman has revealed how she is in love with mass murderer , Anders Breivik and 'wouldn't want to be without' him.
The woman, who is in her 20s and goes by the name 'Victoria', says her heart belongs to the man who carried out Norway's worst peace time killing since the Second World War.
Breivik killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, when he set off a bomb near the government
offices in Oslo and then opened fire on a Labour youth summer camp on the island of Utoya. He is currently serving a 21-year sentence, which can be extended if he is still considered a danger to society.
But Victoria, who comes from a small town in Sweden and does not want her real name published, says the isolation amounts to 'torture'.
She has already written Breivik more than 150 letters to help boost his morale and sends him small gifts, including a dark blue tie he occasionally wore during his trial.
In return she has received two letters from him - which she showed to AFP - the others having been blocked by prison officials tasked with censoring his mail.
'I really wouldn't want to live a life without him,' she said. 'I care even more about him now that he is in such a vulnerable situation,'Breivik, like many other notorious killers, has his share of admirers, a phenomenon that can be accompanied by sexual attraction and in which case even has a term: hybristophilia.
Hybristophilia is a term used by criminologists - but not scientists - to describe a sexual attraction to violent killers in prison, who often receive racy love letters or sexy undergarments from their fans
Despite all her letters, she has never met Breivik, since all of her requests to visit him have been denied.
She says their first contact dates back to 2007 when they met through an online game. He cut off ties with her two years later, most likely to concentrate on planning his attacks.
But in early 2012, Victoria reconnected with the man who by then had become the most hated person in Norway.
And she is not alone.The weekly Morgenbladet reported last year that Breivik receives 'at least' 800 letters a year, many of them from female admirers. During his 2012 trial, it emerged that a 16-year-old girl had asked him to marry her.