I hope justice is served. The incident was a great tragedy.
OSLO,(AP) — With a rambling monologue depicting Norway’s worst peacetime massacre as a necessary evil, confessed mass killer got the last word as his 10-week trial ended Friday amid conflicting claims about his sanity.
Relatives of his 77 victims said they hope it’s the last they hear of him.
Prosecutors on Thursday called for an insanity ruling, saying there was enough doubt about Breivik’s mental state to preclude a prison sentence.
The five-judge panel will announce its ruling on Aug. 24, chief judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen said.
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