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Norway prosecutors ask for psychiatric care not prison for confessed killer Breivik

Anders Behring Breivik, the confessed gunman who killed 77 people last year in a bomb and shooting rampage, center, reacts in court as prosecutors deliver their closing arguments in the court in Oslo, Norway Thursday June 21, 2012. 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 confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is insane or not. (AP Photo/Berit Roald/Scanpix NTB POOL)
June 21, 2012 - 8:58 AM

OSLO - Prosecutors say there are enough doubts about confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's sanity that he should be committed to compulsory psychiatric care instead of prison.

In their closing arguments Thursday, prosecutors said it could not be ruled out that the 33-year-old Norwegian was psychotic when he killed 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage on July 22.

Prosecutor Svein Holden said "We request that he is transferred to compulsory psychiatric care."

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