Norway’s Mass Killer Declared Sane

    FILE -  In this Feb. 6, 2012 file photo, Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist who confessed to a bombing and mass shooting that killed 77 people on July 22, 2011, gestures as he arrives for a detention hearing at a court in Oslo, Norway. Breivik is not criminally insane, a psychiatric assessment found Tuesday, April 10, 2012 contradicting an earlier assessment. The new conclusion comes just six days before Breivik is scheduled to go on trial on terror charges for the massacre on July 22. (AP Photo/Heiko Junge, Scanpix Norway, File) NORWAY OUT

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    Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in one of Norway’s deadliest shooting rampages in history, was found on Tuesday to be sane enough to withstand a trial and a jail term. The findings contradict an earlier evaluation in November, which found him legally insane. Breivik himself has insisted he is mentally stable and that his first evaluation was based on “lies” and wrote in a letter that being sent to a psychiatric hospital is a “fate worse than death.” He has confessed to killing 77 people and injuring 151 in two attacks on July 22 of last year.

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