A Danish guy who killed 5 folks and injured 4 others with knives and a bow and arrow in Norway in October remaining yr has been convicted and located accountable of homicide and tried homicide.
The Buskerud District Court docket on Friday sentenced the 38-year-old Espen Andersen Bråthen to obligatory psychological well being care.
3 forensic psychiatric professionals who assessed Andersen Bråthen had concluded that he had suffered power paranoid schizophrenia since 2007 and was once mentally unwell on the time of the assault.
“The courtroom, subsequently, reveals that the defendant can’t be held criminally chargeable for any of the costs,” the courtroom mentioned.
Andersen Bråthen was once wearing 62 arrows and 4 knives on the time of the assault in Kongsberg on October 13 remaining yr.
He was once arrested greater than part an hour after he began firing arrows inside of a grocery retailer and attacking strangers inside of their houses.
The Danish guy had then attacked folks with knives after his bow broke, the courtroom heard, killing 4 ladies and one guy, elderly between 52 and 78.
The 3-judge courtroom mentioned the defendant had defined that “he had determined to kill folks to be able to succeed in rebirth”.
“He mentioned he idea he was once going to head blind (and) subsequently believed that it was once pressing to kill.”
Andersen Bråthen had pleaded accountable to 5 counts of homicide and 11 counts of tried homicide originally of his trial. He was once additionally ordered to pay reimbursement to the sufferers.