Danish inventor sentenced to life in prison for killing journalist

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A Danish inventor was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of freelance Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine past year.

After providing varied explanations, together with that poisonous fumes induced her to suffocate, Madsen informed the court docket that Wall died on account of a buildup in stress inside his home-made UC3 Nautilus submarine.

Last summer, Swedish journalist Kim Wall stepped foot onto Peter Madsen's latest invention, a self-built submarine in Copenhagen, to interview the man for an upcoming article. Her dismembered remains were found at sea 11 days later.

He had chose to dismember and dispose of her body, he said, party because he had panicked and partly to spare Ms Wall's family of the knowledge that she had died of exhaust fumes.

Peter Madsen, 47, was found guilty and sentenced without parole on Wednesday, eight months after Wall's dismembered remains were found near Køge Bay in Copenhagen.


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Decide Anette Burkoe on the Copenhagen Metropolis Court docket stated she and the 2 jurors agreed Wall's dying was a homicide, saying Madsen did not given "a reliable" clarification.

Wall's cause of death was never determined.

This file photo taken on August 13, 2017 shows police technicians investigating the rescued private owned submarine UC3 Nautilus, in Copenhagen Habour.

Immediately after the hearing, Madsen's lawyer, Betina Hald Engmark, said she would appeal his murder conviction and sentence, the longest possible against her client.


The prosecution had asked for Madsen to be sentenced to life in prison or placed in "forvaring" - a type of preventive custody with no time limit for prisoners believed to pose a significant danger to others. He initially told authorities he had dropped Wall off on an Copenhagen island several hours into their submarine trip.

The court heard how the injuries inflicted on Wall reflected the content of more than 40 violent video clips found on Madsen's laptop.

Inventor Peter Madsen has been jailed for life for the murder of a reporter.

Wall was 30 and worked as a freelance journalist. "There was a risk of having a submarine with two deaths", he told the court. Then he said that Wall died accidentally inside the submarine when a hatch fell and hit her on the head.

Asked on Monday if he wanted to make a last statement before the jury went into deliberation, Madsen said, "If anything, I am sorry about what happened".


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