Friday, August 24, 2012

Anders Behring Breivik Jailed for 21 years

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik smirked in court as he was jailed for 21 years after a judge ruled he was "not insane".

The five-judge panel in Oslo convicted Breivik of terrorism and premeditated murder for bomb and gun attacks that killed 77 people last year.

Reading the unanimous ruling, Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen handed down the sentence of "preventive detention" with a minimum of at least 10 years. Breivik's lawyer has said he will not appeal the verdict.

The maximum sentence allowed under Norwegian law is 21 years but such sentences can be extended as long as an inmate is considered too dangerous to be released. Read More