Norway Shooting Spree Killer Anders Behring Breivik Found Sane; Trial Starts Monday
The Norway mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been found sane, following a new psychiatric evaluation, and will stand trial starting Monday. Last July Breivik was implicated in the Oslo shootings and in the Utoya Island shootings the same day that resulted in the deaths of 77 people. He has confessed to carrying out the twin attacks.
Under Norwegian law, the most he could receive if found guilty is 21 years. Breivik says he intended for the attacks to ignite a revolution to reclaim Europe from Muslim immigrants in a lengthy manifesto he previously posted on the internet.
There is little doubt Breivik will be held, but where is the main question, at a mental hospital or prison. Last November, a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation judged Breivik to be criminally insane paving the way for a long stay at a mental hospital which infuriated many who wanted him locked up in prison.