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Anders Behring Breivik said the psychiatric report that declared him insane was full of "evil fabrications."
Anders Behring Breivik claimed that the psychiatric report that declared him insane was full of "evil fabrications," according to the Guardian.
The extremist, on trial for killing 77 people through bombing and shootings on July 22, 2011, said the report described him as irrational and unintelligent. He said in court, "It is not me who is described in that report," according to the Guardian.
Breivik said there was "not the slightest possibility I will be judged insane," according to the BBC. A later psychiatric report found Breivik to be sane, and the court will take both reports into consideration while determining whether Breivik will be sent to prison or into psychiatric care.
Breivik argued in favor of the second report which said he was accountable for his actions, and against the first report which said he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, said the BBC. He said a psychiatric ward would be a fate worse than death, and said he should either be put to death or acquitted.
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Earlier in his trial, Breivik admitted to killing the 77 people but pled not guilty, claiming "emergency rights" to defend Norway against Muslim immigration and left-wing "traitors," according to Reuters.
He revealed last week that he had hoped to kill many more and planned to capture and decapitate Norway's former prime minister.
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The Associated Press noted that the trial has reignited debate over whether Breivik is getting what he wanted all along: an audience for his ideologies.
"There is a contagion effect that one has to take into consideration," said Brigitte Nacos, a professor who studies terrorism and mass media at Columbia University. The worst case scenario is that Breivik's crime could spawn copycat attacks against Muslims, said the AP.
The BBC reported that relatives of victims sobbed during testimony on both Tuesday and Wednesday and there are likely to be many more stories of victims over the next eight and a half weeks as the trial continues.
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