Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Anders Breivik Charged Over Massacre

Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik has been formally charged with acts of terror over the 77 people he killed in twin attacks.

The 33-year-old also faces charges of voluntary homicide, according to a 19-page indictment presented by prosecutors.

The charges carry a penalty of up to 21 years in prison, although his imprisonment can be extended for as long as he is considered a danger to society.

If Breivik is found criminally insane he would face confinement in a psychiatric ward instead of jail - and the indictment also insists on compulsory mental health care for the killer.

A total of 119 of his victims were named in the indictment, also including some of those injured but not killed. Read More