Norway mass killer to escape trialNovember 29th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Oslo in July, cannot be held accountable for his actions and put on trial. He will be sentenced to treatment at a psychiatric hospital, court-appointed psychiatrists said Tuesday.
The psychiatric report has been seen by Norwegian newspaper VG, Sky News reported.
It reportedly said 32-year-old Breivik was “mentally ill” and therefore “not responsible for his actions” when he killed the 77 people in twin attacks with bombs and automatic weapons.
“The court-appointed psychiatrists have concluded that Anders Behring Breivik was sick when he killed 77 people,” the Daily Telegraph quoted the VG as saying.
The two psychiatrists — Synne Serheim and Torgeir Husby — delivered their findings to the Oslo district court Tuesday.
“We have no doubt when it comes to our conclusions,” Husby said.
According to the VG, Breivik will be detained indefinitely at a psychiatric hospital.
The report was prepared after a series of meetings between Breivik and a team of 13 psychiatrists.
The psychiatrists say Breivik believes he is sane and fears a “character assassination” when the report went public.
Breivik has admitted setting off a car bomb outside government offices in Oslo July 22, killing eight people, before going on a shooting rampage on the nearby island of Utoya where the ruling Labour Party’s youth wing was hosting a summer camp.
Sixty-nine people, mostly teenagers, were killed in the massacre on the island.
In a manifesto he published on internet before the attacks, Breivik said he was on a “crusade” against Islam and also professed his hatred for Western-style democracy.
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