Major Explosion in Oslo - Pm's office destroyed
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July 25th, 2011, 09:55
Max sentence for a crime is 21 years. Recently the limit has been extended to 30 years for acts of terrorism, but this hasn't been implemented yet, and therefore cannot apply in this case. We don't have the option of consecutive murder sentences. I'm fine with these limits.
However, a person can in stead be sentenced to "forvaring" - don't now the exact English word: custody? Custody sentences have an initial limit of 21 years, but can be extended repeatedly 5 years at a time. This is for cases where there is a high risk that he/she will commit similar severe crimes again if released, usually based on a psychiatric evaluation. It's not used very often. Regular sentences cannot be extended in this way.
Based on what is known here and now, I would think he qualifies for custody.