The Buskerud District Courtroom sentenced Espen Andersen Brathen to obligatory psychological healthcare.
Three forensic psychiatric specialists who assessed him concluded he has continual paranoid schizophrenia and was mentally unwell on the time of the assault on October 13 2021.
A person has been discovered responsible of homicide and tried homicide after fatally stabbing 5 individuals and wounding 4 others in an assault in southern Norway involving knives and a bow and arrow.
Each the prosecution and the defence had known as for obligatory psychological healthcare for Brathen.
He was discovered responsible of 11 counts of tried homicide for capturing at individuals with a bow and arrows in Kongsberg, a former mining city of 26,000 individuals.
He was carrying 62 arrows and 4 knives on the time of the assault.
The three-judge courtroom stated the defendant had defined in the course of the trial that began in Could and lasted till June 6 “that he had determined to kill individuals with the intention to obtain rebirth. He stated he thought he was going to go blind. The accused subsequently believed that it was pressing to kill”.
Brathen had watched “numerous movies” exhibiting conditions the place individuals had been stabbed, and had defined “that he watched such movies to learn to use weapons in order that they turned as lethal as potential”, the courtroom heard.
The 38-year-old’s defence lawyer, Fredrik Neumann, stated, in response to Norwegian broadcaster NRK, that his shopper “had delusions with spiritual and magical content material”.
“We’re coping with a sick particular person. An individual who’s with out guilt,” prosecutor Andreas Christiansen stated in his closing speech, Norwegian information company NTB wrote.
One other prosecutor, Vibeke Gjoslien Martins, stated that he “didn’t cease till he was arrested, and he had a transparent and distinct objective of killing extra”.
Brathen was arrested greater than half an hour after he began firing arrows inside a grocery retailer and attacking individuals inside their houses. He attacked individuals with knives after his bow broke, the courtroom stated.
He additionally was sentenced to pay compensations to the victims.