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Norway Mass Murder Suspect Declared Sane

Norway Mass Murder Suspect Declared Sane

After months of evaluation, experts declared Anders Breivik, the man accused of carrying out 77 murders in Norway last summer has been declared sane by two court-appointed psychiatric experts. Breivik, described as an extreme Christian extremist, is accused of killing eight people in a bomb attack in Oslo, then going to Utoya Island outside the city and systematically gunning down 69 more people, many of them teens and young adults. The deaths resulted in the largest loss of life Norway has experienced since World War II.

From the article:

Breivik showed some of his extremist views during a February hearing, which began with him entering court with a smile and offering up a raised, clenched-fist salute.

He insists nobody could believe that he was insane, and describes questions about his mental condition as ridiculous, his attorney, Geir Lippestad, has said.

Breivik claims the shooting rampage was a matter of self-defense, meant to save Norway from being taken over by multicultural forces and to prevent ethnic cleansing of Norwegians, Lippestad said.

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