The trial of accused Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik ended with Breivik asking to be acquitted and families of his alleged victims walking out in protest. Prosecutors are asking the court to rule Breivik insane, but the defendant rejected the idea, saying he is sane and shot 77 Norwegians at a youth camp to stop a Muslim invasion. As he started speaking, some 30 people got up and filed out of the courtroom. "He has a right to talk," said Christian Bjelland, a member of a support group for victims' families. "We have no duty to listen." The judges will hand down their verdict Aug. 24.
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