Norwegian prosecutor, Svein Holden
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Norway massacre: Breivik declared insane

Psychiatrists assessing self-confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik have said that he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.

They believe he was in a psychotic state during the twin attacks on 22 July that led to the deaths of 77 people and injured 151.

Their 243-page report will be reviewed by a panel from the Norwegian Board of Forensic Medicine.

At a media briefing, Norwegian prosecutor Svein Holden said it concluded that Breivik "is insane".

Breivik, 32, is due to stand trial on 16 April for a hearing scheduled to last around 10 weeks.

  • 29 Nov 2011
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