The Norway Attacks Is Delusion a Valid Defense?

Anders Breivik has admitted to murdering 76 people in cold blood but claims he is innocent nonetheless. Can he use his delusions as a defense for his horrific crimes? Several delusional criminals who preceded him provide the answer: No.
Anders Breivik leaving an Oslo courthouse on Monday.

Anders Breivik leaving an Oslo courthouse on Monday.

Foto: REUTERS/ Aftenposten
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan