European TV News Networks Go Live With Verdict for Norwegian Killer Anders Breivik

Anders Behring Breivik - H 2012
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A court in Oslo sentenced him to 21 years in prison.


European TV networks on Friday morning went into breaking news mode as Norwegian killer Anders Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Breivik, a 33-year-old right-wing extremist, killed 77 people in Oslo last year, mostly teenagers in a case that drew much media attention.
He received the maximum sentence in Norway. Under Norwegian law, such sentences can be extended as long as an inmate is considered dangerous.

The international media has focused on the case at key stages of the trial.

A court in Oslo ruled Friday that Breivik couldn't use an insanity defense and sentenced him to 21 years, with a minimum term of 10 years.

U.K. news channels like Sky News and BBC News reported live on the verdict. Austrian public broadcaster ORF didn't have a live report when the verdict was handed down.

In Germany, news channel NTV was among those that covered the verdict.