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Prosecutors prepare for closing arguments in Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik's trial

Synne Soerheim and Torgeir Husby, right, psychiatric experts who have found Anders Behring Breivik, seen at left background, psychotic at the time of his crimes, faced questioning by judges and lawyers in court Friday June 16, 2012. The psychiatrist Soerheim, who have faced intense criticism for deeming Anders Behring Breivik, the self-confessed killer of 77 people in Norway last year, too mentally unfit to go to prison defended her stance Thursday, calling him delusional, and concluding that Breivik suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. (AP Photo/Heiko Junge, NTB scanpix, POOL)
June 20, 2012 - 12:38 PM

OSLO - After nearly 10 weeks of grueling testimony of one of the worst peacetime massacres in modern history, it's time for prosecutors to decide their position on whether they think Anders Behring Breivik is insane or not.

"The decision has been made," prosecutor Svein Holden told reporters Wednesday. But prosecutors declined to say what that was a day before closing arguments in a trial that has captivated Norway since the middle of April.

Ultimately, judges will decide Breivik's mental state when they hand down a verdict in July or August.

The mass killer has admitted he carried out the bombing and shooting rampage that left 77 dead on July 22, so guilt is not an issue. The issue will be whether to send him to prison or a mental institution.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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