Norway Court Finds Anders Behring Breivik Sane
A Norwegian court has found that mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is sane and sentenced him to 21 years in jail.
Breivik admitted killing 77 people and wounding more than 240 others when he bombed central Oslo and then opened fire at an island youth camp last year.
He insisted he was sane and refused to plead guilty, seeking to justify his attacks by saying they were necessary to stop the “Islamisation” of Norway.
The five judges were unanimous in ruling that Breivik was sane.
He was convicted of terrorism and premeditated murder, and given the maximum sentence of 21 years’ imprisonment.
The mother of one 16-year-old girl who Breivik shot dead on Utoeya island said she felt “a little happiness” at the fact he was found to be sane.
Still, she said, she had wished he could have been sentenced to 21 years in prison for each of the 77 lives he took.