Accused Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik not psychotic during mass shooting: report


National Post | News

OSLO — Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik was sane when he killed 77 people last summer in attacks he saw as punishing “traitors” who favored immigration, a psychiatric team said on Tuesday, in a report contradicting an earlier one that found him psychotic.

Breivik himself has insisted he is mentally stable and demanded that the attacks — the most violent in Norway since World War Two — be judged as a political act rather than the work of a deranged mind.

“The mental health experts’ main conclusion is that defendant Anders Behring Breivik is considered not to have been psychotic at the time of the actions on July 22, 2011,” Oslo District Court said in a statement.

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A report completed in November found Breivik to be a psychotic who also suffered from paranoid schizophrenia during and after the July 22 attacks.

A final ruling on Breivik’s mental condition will be…

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