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Confessed mass killer in Norway is declared legally insane

Psychiatric care, not prison, urged in evaluation

By Bjoern H. Amland and Karl Ritter
Associated Press / November 30, 2011
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Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik belongs in psychiatric care instead of prison, Norwegian prosecutors said yesterday after a mental evaluation declared him legally insane during a bomb-and-shooting rampage that killed 77 people. The court-ordered assessment found that the self-styled anti-Muslim militant was psychotic during the July 22 attacks, which would make him mentally unfit to be convicted and imprisoned for the country’s worst peacetime massacre.

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