UPDATED: Oslo District Court judges rule Breivik is criminally sane and sentence him to 21 years in prison.
OSLO: 21 years is Norway's l maximum prison penalty. According to legislation, Breivik's sentence will be first reviewed after 10 years but could last his life out ('forvaring') as he is deemed to be a danger to society.
Judge Wenche Arntzen delivered the verdict at 10:00 telling the court the decision was unanimous. Prosecutors Inga Bejer Engh and Svein Holden had argued for an insanity verdict. Breivik himself wished to be found sane.
After the verdict was read out the court was told of the events leading up to the attacks and about the contents of his compendium.
Judge Arntzen also described Breivik’s ideology with the court saying Breivik had stated his political motives behind the attack.
Follwing this, judge Arne Lyng took over, describing Breivik’s preparation for the attacks including his time at the farm and Breivik taking steroids 10 months before the attacks. Judge Lyng then moved on to the bomb attack, describing each of the eight victims and the damage it caused.
The court then moved on to the injuries suffered by those who survived the bomb blast following a short recess. The judge told the court damage caused by the bomb means it will be 10-12 years before a new government quarter can be established.
Judge Lyng moved on to describe the people who were on Utøya on the day of the attacks. The 462 persons included those attending the youth camp and administrative staff.
The deaths that occurred on Utøya were then described, with the judge reading them out in the order it is believed they took place.
Courtroom 250 was subsequently adjourned after hearing the murders that took place at the pump house and other parts of the island the court.
To be updated.
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