Anders Behring Breivik, who slayed a total of 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage on Jul. 22, 2011, in Norway, was indicted on Wednesday. Breivik, a right-wing extremist, was charged under Norway's anti-terror law, and will be the first person in Norway to be prosecuted for performing an act of terrorism involving murder, with the intention of destabilizing the basic functions of society.
According to prosecutors, the mass murderer will more than likely face a sentence of involuntary commitment to psychiatric care. USA Today says that Breivik would face imprisonment for 21 years if new information emerges about his mental health.
The 33-year-old man killed eight people with a bomb that exploded in downtown Oslo. Following planting the bomb, Breivik went on a shooting spree at Utoya Island, fatally shooting 69 people, many under the age of 25. Although acknowledging he committed the crimes, Breivik denies criminal guilt. The murderer claims that his victims were traitors who were encouraging the Islamic colonization of Norway.
The New York Daily News states that Breivik claimed to be a member of a secret anti-Muslim resistance movement that is plotting to overthrow European governments and replace them with 'patriotic' regimes.
Viewed as extremely psychotic, police spokesman Tore Jo Nielsen told a Norwegian broadcaster that during the reading of the charges the man remained totally calm.
Trial for the psychotic killer is set to begin on Apr. 16. According to the Telegraph, Breivik hopes that the court finds him sane so he could be sentenced to prison, stating that he believes his actions were based on rational considerations.