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Court rules Breivik must face new psychiatric tests


A court in Oslo ordered a new psychiatric evaluation of the mass killer Anders Breivik yesterday, after an earlier report found him legally insane.

Judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen said the new evaluation was necessary because of widespread criticism of the initial findings. Under the earlier report, Breivik, 32, would receive psychiatric care rather than be sent to prison.

Breivik has confessed to a bombing and shooting spree on 22 July that killed 77 people. He denies criminal guilt, saying he is a commander of a resistance movement. His trial is set for 16 April.