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Court rules Norwegian mass killer sane, gives him 21 years
 
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has used the trial and its media coverage to glorify his crimes, saying he would do it all again.
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has used the trial and its media coverage to glorify his crimes, saying he would do it all again.
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A court in Oslo ruled on Friday that mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is sane and sentenced him to the maximum 21 years in prison. In July 2011, Breivik bombed a government building, killing eight, then shot dead 69 others at a government youth camp in Norway's worst massacre since World War II. Prosecutors had asked that he be ruled insane and locked up indefinitely in a psychiatric hospital. Instead, Breivik, 33, will serve his sentence in isolation in a relatively spacious and well-appointed cell in Ila Prison on the outskirts of Oslo. Officials can put off his release indefinitely, and will likely do so after his 21 years are up if he still poses a threat.

 

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