Norway court declares Anders Behring Breivik sane
August 25 , 2012
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been sentenced to 21 years in jail after judges declared him sane.
Breivik admitted killing 77 people and injuring more than 240 others after he bombed a government building in central Oslo and then opened fire at an island youth camp last year.
He maintained he was sane and refused to plead guilty, saying the attacks were justified in order to prevent the "Islamization" of Norway.
Prosecutors had previously called for him to be considered insane.
The five judges were unanimously ruled that Breivik was sane.
He was convicted of terrorism and premeditated murder, and given the maximum sentence of imprisonment.
His sentence can be extended at a later date if he is still deemed a danger to society.