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Anders Breivik Declared Sane, Will Likely Spend Life in Prison

Defender Geir Lippestad (left) and defender Vibeke Hein Baera sit together with terror accused Anders Behring Breivik when Oslo Court passes judgment against him in Oslo Courthouseon August 24, 2012. The court on Friday found Anders Behring Breivik guilty of "acts of terror" and sentenced him to 21 years in prison for his killing spree last year that left 77 people dead.
AFP Photo: Heiko Junge / Pool        (Photo credit should read Junge, Heiko/AFP/GettyImages) Breivik in court.

Anders Breivik, confessed killer of 77 people, was ruled sane today by a panel of Norwegian judges, and sentenced to a maximum term of 10–21 years in prison. Before you flip out: Under Norway's rules of "preventive detention," Breivik can be held as long as he remains a danger to society, "which means it is unlikely he will ever be released," according to the AP and common sense.

Breivik smiled as the verdict was read. He had always hoped that the court would validate his sanity. 

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Photo: Heiko Junge/AFP/Getty Images