Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Anders Behring Breivik was declared insane and may face compulsory treatment for killing 77 people in his July 22 twin attacks on Oslo government offices and a Labor Party youth camp south of the Norwegian capital.
Breivik suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and is "delusional" according to a court ordered evaluation, prosecutor Svein Holden said yesterday at a press conference in Oslo, after being presented with a 243-page report by forensic psychiatrists Torgeir Husby and Synne Soerheim. The report was based on 13 talks with Breivik over a 36-hor period.
The evaluation, which will need approval by the Board of Forensic Medicine, may mean that the 32-year-old will be placed in compulsory psychiatric treatment, potentially for as long as life, rather than prison. A trial will be needed to establish guilt, prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh said at the briefing
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/norway-gunman-breivik-declared-insane-20111130-1o5in.html#ixzz1f6Kg7FAZ