Norwegian killer sentenced to 21 years in prison

August 24th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Oslo, Aug 24 (IANS) Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing 77 people in bomb and shooting attacks last year.

The court also found him to be sane, dismissing the prosecution’s request for an insane verdict, reported Xinhua.

The verdict brings to an end to a 10-week trial for Norway’s worst peace time attacks.

Breivik, a 33-year-old Norwegian, set off a car bomb that killed eight people outside government headquarters in Oslo July 22, 2011 and then killed 69 others in a shooting rampage on Utoeya island, where young members of the governing Labor Party had gathered for their annual summer camp.

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