Norway mass murder suspect charged
Norwegian gunman who killed 77 people, Anders Behring Breivik looks on in court in Oslo on February 6, 2012.
March 7th, 2012
07:33 AM ET

Norway mass murder suspect charged

Anders Behring Breivik, accused of killing of 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage in Norway last summer, was formally charged Wednesday with committing acts of terror and voluntary homicide, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors say he was psychotic at the time of the killings and should be transferred to "compulsory mental health care."

A fierce debate has raged over whether Breivik is mentally competent to face criminal punishment.

The mass killing was the single largest loss of life in Norway since World War II.

- CNN's Laura Perez Maestro contributed to this report.

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  1. TvNyC

    Good norning, today is going to be a special day. This Norwegian terrorist should be left in a small prison away from everybody for 5 years at least until he truly feels a little sorrow towards the family's he's murdered. you know there is evil out there, sad thing is we have all pray it doesnt happen next door. We should thank God for everything. just as important we should trust on each other to better our future. Hope everybody finds wealth, love, health. hope for extraordinary settle for ordinary

    March 7, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
    • TvNyC

      Apple Inc. (Aapl) looks good

      March 7, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. TvNyC

    I think the people that were murdered that day in Norway are in heaven with God. Nevertheless, this life is pretty amazing so it is sad to have anybody die. We will all meet our destiny. We need to stop and realise that happiness is not hard to grasp as long as you are a person that isnt a big sinner that is willing to sacrafice things in life sometimes. Like getting a job and getting married and finally having kids. That is happiness people. We are overly materialistic and dont realise that as long as we have God by our side, our thinking will prevail. Our lives will improve. Never give up. It is a fact, you give up, your an automatic failure. Now you can give up bad habits. I think gambling is #1 reason why US and other world powers economies are lacking. Bankroll is slimmed on already slim. In another words, middle class relatively small bankroll is decreased by gambling losses. Meanwhile, casino's and other big enterprises prosper huge on the volume. Hope you have a good day.

    March 7, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |

    I like my mass murder suspects extra crispy!
    Mmmm Mmmm Goood!

    March 7, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Luke

    Sorry, I dont see the evil in his eyes. He looks like a doctor to me. Exra crispy? Now that would be justice, however, you know the courts won't allow that.

    March 7, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. common sense

    So can someone tell me why this big head is smiling ?

    March 7, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Sofa King

      He thinks he accomplished something. He looks like some guy who just finished putting up a garden shed all by himself.

      March 7, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sofa King

    Psychotic or psychopathic? There is a difference.

    March 7, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  7. Superman

    77 murders, its the american way to! We lock them up and use them to learn what? Now norway is following our bad example? This guy is going to be high now for he rest of his life. What do they call those things that they put you head and wrists ino and than lock? And than stretch his body out and put his ankles in one to . Punishment 1 month! Than back to the hospital, for two months and back to the other one that might help him find reallity

    March 7, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. This_blank

    Why in the hell didnt Obama stop him!

    March 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Because his "Man Of Steel" suit was at the cleaners.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    'Great' recommendation by the prosecutors its them who need to be committed.
    No wonder he looks so contended & remorseless. After all this terrorist only murdered 77 innocent people mercilessly and with a pre-meditaded agenda.
    Would I be out of line saying that if he was of another faith or color perhaps the prosecution and media would react differently?

    March 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You would certainly be getting different comments, that's for sure.

      Batpoo crazy knows no boundaries.
      He is, at least, getting charged.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    @ This_blank

    You would find mostly " intelligent" folks here asking the same thing. I read this question on another thread too. Someonwe is sure to come up with the question why doesn't Obama stop all those twisters playing havoc in America? fter all he has been the President for 4 years already??

    March 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |