On May 16th, 1994,  Varg Vikernes  was sentenced to 21 years in prison (Norway’s maximum penalty) for the murder of  Euronymous , the arson of three churches, the attempted arson of a fourth church, and for the theft and storage of 150 kg of explosives.  Vikernes smiled  when his verdict was read, and an image was widely reprinted in the news media.

On May 16th, 1994, Varg Vikernes was sentenced to 21 years in prison (Norway’s maximum penalty) for the murder of Euronymous, the arson of three churches, the attempted arson of a fourth church, and for the theft and storage of 150 kg of explosives. Vikernes smiled when his verdict was read, and an image was widely reprinted in the news media.