Monday, July 25, 2011
According to this article, the suspect in the shootings in Norway that killed 93 people faces a maximum of twenty-one years' incarceration if convicted:
The fact that Norway's maximum penalty for any crime is 21 years in prison is facing rising criticism in the wake of the twin attacks that killed 93 people, with many deeming the penalty too lax.
Ever since Norwegian media named 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik as the prime suspect, calls have been growing for the maximum penalty under the Norwegian penal code to be extended.
If found guilty, Behring Breivik's 21 years in prison would equal a penalty of 82 days per killing.
UPDATE: The death toll has been revised. According to more current numbers, seventy-six deaths have been confirmed.