Saying “in our opinion, it is worse that a psychotic person is sentenced to preventative detention than a nonpsychotic person is sentenced to compulsory mental health care,” the prosecutors asked for psychiatric care rather than prison for confessed Norwegian killer Anders Breivik in closing statements today. Breivik has insisted he was and is sane and that he killed in self-defense to combat the “Islamic colonization” of Europe.
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