Thursday, March 8, 2012

Anders Breivik killed 77 people but 'will not be sent to prison'

Mass killer Anders Breivik was indicted today on terror and murder charges for the deaths of 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage, but prosecutors said the confessed killer is unlikely to go to prison.

They consider the 33-year-old right-wing extremist psychotic and will seek a sentence of involuntary commitment to psychiatric care instead of imprisonment, unless new information about his mental health emerges during the trial set to start in April.

As expected, they charged him under a paragraph in Norway's anti-terror law that refers to violent acts intended to disrupt key government functions or spread fears in the population.

Breivik has confessed to the July 22 attacks but denies criminal guilt, portraying the victims as "traitors" for embracing immigration policies he claims will result in an Islamic colonisation of Norway. Read More