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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik smirked in court as he was jailed for 21 years after a judge ruled he was "not insane".
Breivik has been declared sane and sentenced to prison for bomb and gun attacks that killed 77 people last year.
Reading the ruling, Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen handed down a sentence of "preventive detention" of at least 10 years and a maximum of 21 years.
However, such sentences can be extended under Norwegian law as long as an inmate is considered dangerous.
Originally posted by eyesdown
I think due to their own laws 21 is the most they can give but the extension clause should hopefully mean he never sees the light of day again.
Breivick killed 77 people and was caught red handed, admitted to being guilty and showed no remorse, their is an American- Ryan ferguson who was sentenced to 40 years for a murder there was absolutely no evidence he was even at the crime scene.edit on 24-8-2012 by eyesdown because: (no reason given)
“Comparisons with other countries are difficult due to differences in legislation and legal practice. However, in the US and the UK, for example, estimates that 60-80 per cent of all prisoners will end up in prison again in a couple of years are not uncommon.”
Originally posted by muse7
This guy's trial should have been held in Texas, he would have received the death penalty the same day he was arrested.