Breivik: My Actions Were 'Entirely Logical'
Norway killer says there's no way he'll be judged insane
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Apr 25, 2012 8:09 AM CDT
Anders Behring Breivik stands in the courtroom in Oslo, April 25, 2012.   (AP Photo/Hakon Mosvold Larsen, Pool)

(Newser) – Anders Behring Breivik made his case that he is sane in court today, decrying the report that declared him crazy as a "lie." Breivik said that the psychiatrists who first examined him didn't understand that he'd purposely suppressed his emotions to carry out the attack, the BBC reports. "It is not me who is described in that report," he told the court. "Everything I presented was entirely logical. I don't see the slightest possibility I will be judged insane."

It may seem counterintuitive (or even, dare we say it, crazy), but Breivik is desperate to avoid being sent to a mental hospital instead of prison—something he's described as a fate worse than death. The judge panel will rule on his sanity as part of their final verdict. Today also saw testimony from people injured by the bombs Breivik set in Oslo. Breivik watched stoically, at one point commenting that if anyone should apologize for their pain, it was the Labour party.

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crackalacka
Apr 25, 2012 2:46 PM CDT
If the loony bin is a fate worse than death for a mass murderer, then send him there as punishment. Duh.
fractal
Apr 25, 2012 2:44 PM CDT
I guess if you start with an insane premise, you can argue that your subsequent actions are logical.
Buckshot
Apr 25, 2012 10:00 AM CDT
Charlie Manson agreed, totally logical.