Breivik declared sane, sentenced to 21 years

Breivik declared sane, sentenced to 21 years

Norwegian mass murdered Anders Behring Breivik has been declared sane by a Norway Court, and sentenced to the maximum jail term of 21 years.

Breivik had pleaded guilty to the murder of 77 people, after he planted a bomb and went on a shooting rampage last year.

The prosecutors had been pressing for Breivik to be declared insane, but the judge has ruled his actions were the result of his extreme right wing views and not of a mental illness.

The maximum jail sentence in Norway is 21 years, but this can be extended indefinitely if he is ruled to be a danger to society.

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