Is 21 years in prison a reasonable punishment for killing 92... possibly as many as 98 people?
The Norwegian man accused of launching twin terror attacks in Oslo and at a nearby summer camp for teenagers that left at least 92 dead has "admitted responsibility," his lawyer told Norway's NRK television network Saturday.
Police labeled the attacks as acts of terrorism punishable by up to 21 years in prison according to Norwegian law, the Wall Street Journal reported. Norway does not have the death penalty.
Police said 85 people, many of them teenagers, were killed in the Friday afternoon shooting at a summer camp for the youth wing of the ruling Labor Party, on the island of Utoya.
The rampage followed a bombing 90 minutes earlier that ripped through government offices in the Norwegian capital and killed at least seven people.
Local media have identified the suspect as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, although his attorney, Geir Lippestad, had asked police not to confirm his name.
Lippestad Saturday told Norway's NRK television network that his client had "admitted responsibility" for Friday's attacks.