Image: Anders Behring Breivik
Anders Behring Breivik, shown here in a 2009 passport photo, was found to be criminally insane by court-appointed psychiatrists Tuesday.
updated 1/4/2012 1:41:10 PM ET 2012-01-04T18:41:10

Prison psychiatrists monitoring confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik say he is not psychotic and he has not been put on medication, a prosecutor said in a court filing Wednesday, adding fuel to calls to reassess whether he is legally insane.

The original finding by two court-appointed psychiatrists has been fiercely debated by mental health experts and several lawyers representing the victims of the massacre that rocked Norway over the summer have demanded the Oslo District Court order a second evaluation.

But, prosecutor Svein Holden said Wednesday in a letter to the court that despite the new information he would not seek another evaluation. Breivik has recently been given access to media in prison and could try to manipulate new experts in ways that would be favorable to him, he said.

Prosecutors say they would rather let experts testify at the upcoming trial.

Story: Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik is criminally insane, evaluation finds

Breivik, 32, has confessed to setting off a bomb that ripped through Oslo's government district on July 22, killing eight people, then opening fire at the summer camp of the governing Labor Party's youth wing, killing another sixty-nine.

The Nov. 29 finding by two psychiatrists said Breivik was insane during the bomb-and-shooting rampage. In that report, the psychiatrists, who spent 36 hours talking to Breivik, described him as a man living in a "delusional universe" — a paranoid schizophrenic who had lost touch with reality.

However, in his letter to the court, Holden says four psychiatrists at Ila prison in Oslo, where Breivik is held in pretrial detention, informed him they have not observed any signs that he is psychotic.

The prison has not started medication of Breivik or seen any need to move him to another facility, Holden added.

The deadline for parties to file their demands is on Friday and the court will decide some time next week whether a new evaluation should be made, court spokesman Geir Engebretsen said.

Breivik's defense attorney Geir Lippestad didn't return calls seeking comment.

The trial is set to begin April 16. If declared mentally fit and convicted of terrorism, Breivik would face up to 21 years in prison or an alternative custody arrangement that could keep him behind bars indefinitely.

If the courts declare him insane, he would be given three-year terms of psychiatric care that can be extended for as long as necessary.

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Video: Norway killer reenacts bloodbath for police

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    NATALIE MORALES, anchor: In the news this morning, in Norway , confessed killer Anders Breivik returned to the youth camp where he killed 69 people, re-enacting his bloodbath for police , shot by shot. NBC 's Michelle Kosinski has more now from London . Michelle , good morning.

    MICHELLE KOSINSKI reporting: Hi , Natalie . Anders Breivik has admitted to killing all of these people in and near Oslo , two different locations, though he has not admitted criminal guilt in court. And as he walked around this island and demonstrated how he killed kids as young as 14, police say still he shows no remorse. Security was extreme for this now unarmed man as police and Anders Breivik followed that same route he took one day last month when he admittedly killed 77 people. They dressed him in a bright bulletproof vest, now for his safety, attached him to a sort of leash and let him lead them for eight hours, explaining, even demonstrating, how he shot dozens of teenagers here at a youth camp.

    Mr. PAAL-FREDRIK HJORT KRABY (Police Prosecutor): There was no expression of regret for his actions.

    KOSINSKI: Just as he appears here, police say Breivik was calm, detailed, cooperative, gave new information. The attack itself, July 25th , lasted an hour before police could arrive and stop it. Hours before, they say Breivik set off a car bomb outside government offices in the capital, killing eight people. In a manifesto distributed just before these attacks, Breivik says he had planned this for years, motivated by strong anti-Muslim sentiment and religious views. Now back on that island, 77 deaths later, he appears to be telling everything. And police are facing questions and criticism now over how they handled the attacks. In fact, Breivik 's attorney just said that Breivik called police 10 times during the attacks to try to surrender but that eight of those calls

    were unanswered. Natalie: Michelle Kosinski reporting from London . Thank you, Michelle .



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