Anders Behring Breivik Too Insane For Prison?
Could Anders Behring Breivik have charges dropped?
The Norway gunman Anders Behring Breivik, the man responsible for the terrorist attack on Oslo, Norway back on July 22, 2011, and the deaths of 77 people, may avoid jail by plea of insanity. A psychiatric evaluation found Breivik clinically insane at the time of the attack and may be sent to a psychiatric hospital instead of a prison.
Anders Behring Breivik's actions and ideals
Anders Behring Breivik made headlines around the world when he detonated a car bomb outside a government office in Oslo, Norway and then proceeded to shoot dozens and dozens of youth at a political summer camp before surrendering. In his manifesto which runs hundreds of pages, Breivik outlined a plan to drive all the Muslims out of Europe which then Christianity would reclaim. He has described himself as a crusading knight while others have deemed him a right-wing extremist. Now he can be officially called a nutjob.
Norway law argues prison is no place for the insane
A psychiatric evaluation found that Anders Behring Breivik was clinically insane and his massacre on July 22 was due to this and deemed criminally insane. Norway law states that those who are insane are sent to receive psychiatric help instead of prison. If the judge follows this, than the charges against Breivik will be dropped and he will instead be sent to a mental hospital cell instead of a prison cell.