Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik has been declared insane.
Psychiatrists have spent months assessing him and declared that he is suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.
On July 22, 2011, Breivik went on a killing rampage. He killed 77 people and injured 151, many of whom were young people. Once apprehended Breivik claimed he was on a mission. He believed his actions were necessary in order for Norwegian authorities to sit up and take notice.
Breivik is due to appear in court, charged with the murders, in April 16, 2012.
He has never denied the killings, maintaining that they were terrible but necessary. He therefore is pleading not guilty to the murders.
Breivik, dressed as a police officer on the day of the twin attacks. He first set a car bomb near government offices, in Oslo, which killed eight people. He moved on to the Island of Utoeya where a Labour Party youth summer camp was underway. In around one hour he killed 69 people. They were mainly young people.
The psychiatrists maintain that he was in a psychotic state when he went on the rampage and that he was also insane when they interviewed him. Their report has concluded that Breivik lives in his "own delusional universe where all his thoughts and acts are guided by his delusions".
How this report will affect the possible outcome of a trial is not clear. The victims loved ones will be satisfied it seems if he receives a life sentence, be that in a jail or secure psychiatric unit. That must surely be the minimum sentence.