Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik has legally given up his inheritance from his mother to prevent the Norwegian government from ceding it to his victims’ families, according to his lawyer.
The government was planning on seizing the inheritance to pay damages to the families of the 77 victims of his bombing and shooting spree in July 2011, according to AFP.
“It’s surely one of the reasons behind his decision,” Breivik’s lawyer Tor Jordet told AFP.
It was revealed during Breivik’s trial that he had evaded paying federal income taxes for several years.
Breivik lived with his mother, who died in March, in an apartment in a wealthy Oslo neighborhood while planning the attack. The amount of his inheritance is unknown, but the apartment was put up for sale today for roughly $500,000. His share is expected to go to his half-sister and to charity.
Breivik, 34, killed eight people in a bombing outside the main government building in the country’s capital of Oslo before killing 69 people in a shooting rampage at a Labour party youth camp on the island of Utoeya.
He is currently serving a 21 year prison sentence.