Psychiatric care recommended for Breivik

June 21, 2012 at 10:23 AM

OSLO, Norway, June 21 (UPI) -- Anders Behring Breivik who admitted killing 77 people last year should be sent to a psychiatric institution, Norwegian prosecutors said Thursday.

A spokesperson for the prosecutor's office told CNN that if the court hearing the case doesn't agree with the recommendation prosecutors will seek the maximum 21-year prison sentence for Breivik.

Breivik has admitted carrying out an attack at a youth camp on Utoya Island that killed 69 people and a bombing that killed eight people in Oslo on July 22, 2011. Another 242 people were injured.

He boasts of being an ultra-nationalist who killed his victims to fight multiculturalism in Norway.

During final arguments Thursday prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh said how Breivik became a killing machine remains a mystery, the BBC reported.

"We must also accept this court will never find all the answers to our questions," she said.

Final arguments continue Friday with a verdict expected in July or August.

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