Psychiatrists tasked with determining the mental state of Anders Behring Breivik when he carried out the twin attacks concluded that he was suffering from “psychosis” — a mental state that could alter his judgement leading up to and at the time of the killings.
The two psychiatrists, Synne Serheim and Torgeir Husby, delivered their 243-page finding to the Oslo district court Tuesday morning.
The ruling would mean that Breivik cannot be sentenced to prison but must undergo psychiatric care in a closed mental institution. (Photo: Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen/AFP/Getty Images)
A man helps a wounded woman evacuating a building after an explosion near government buildings in Norway’s capital, Oslo, on July 22, 2011. A powerful bomb blast rocked government and media buildings, killing at least 7 people and dealing heavy damage, police said. (MORTEN HOLM/AFP/Getty Images)
A huge explosion damaged government buildings in central Oslo on Friday including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s office, killing at least two people and injuring several. The blast blew out most windows on the 17-storey building housing Stoltenberg’s office, as well as nearby ministries including the oil ministry, which was on fire. LIVE UPDATES »