OSLO, Norway (AP) - After nearly 10 weeks of grueling testimony
starting with the confessed killer's own account of one of the
worst peacetime massacres in modern history, it's time for
prosecutors to make a call: Is Anders Behring Breivik insane or
Prosecutor Svein Holden on Wednesday said "The decision has
been taken," as he prepared for closing arguments in a trial that
has captivated Norway since mid-April.
Breivik, a self-described anti-Muslim militant, has admitted he
carried out the bombing and shooting rampage that left 77 dead on
July 22, so guilt is not an issue.
The main thing left to determine is whether to send the 33-year-old Norwegian to a prison or mental institution.
Weeks of fractious testimony from mental health experts suggest
it's a complicated decision.