Suddenly he started randomly shooting at the assembled youth, killing 69 of them. Two hours earlier, he detonated a Oslo car bomb that killed 8 people.
Anders Behring Breivik, one of the most notorious mass murderers in 21st century European and world history, was born on February 13, 1979. He killed 77 people in the July 2011 multiple attack, injuring 319 more.
He planned his attack years in advance, procuring weapons and substances for the improvised manufacture of explosive devices. On a tragic day, he arrived on Utoya Island, where the Labor Party had a youth camp, disguised as a police officer armed with a machine gun loaded with dum-dum bullets. Suddenly, he started randomly shooting at the assembled youth, killing 69 of them. Two hours earlier, he detonated a Oslo car bomb that killed 8 people.
After his arrest, the first psychiatric assessments spoke of psychosis, but it was later revealed that he was aware of his actions when carrying out the attack. He also stated that his attacks were inspired by “Serbian nationalists” and that he tried to distance himself from the “right-wing extremism of the old school” as propagated by the Nazis. He also found his 1500-page manifesto, where he mentions Croatia 47 times, claiming that “HSP and HDSSB are parties that can be counted on.”
He was sentenced to 21 years in prison, the highest possible sentence in Norway. She implies that after ten years, Breivik can apply for parole. However, even after the age of 21, he may be prolonged in prison, depending on the assessment of his danger to society, so in practice that sentence can also be a life sentence.
Born in Oslo, Norway, his father was a medical technician and a diplomat mother. Since his mother worked at the Norwegian Embassy in London, he spent his first year living in that British capital, Breivik. His father and mother divorced when he was just one year old. Breivik spent the rest of his childhood living with his mother and half-sister in Oslo.