Breivik may avoid prison - prosecution

2012-03-02 22:15

Osslo - A Norwegian prosecutor said on Friday he was prepared to accept that the gunman who killed 77 people in twin attacks last July was not criminally responsible, which would allow him to be locked up in a psychiatric ward instead of a prison.

The way it looks now, Anders Behring Breivik will be tried as someone considered criminally insane, the state prosecutor said, stressing however that this position could change if new information about the 33-year-old right-wing extremist's mental state emerges.