A Danish inventor was charged with the submarine killing and dismembering of Swedish journalist Kim Wall on Tuesday in what a prosecutor described as an “extraordinarily disturbing” case.
Peter Madsen can also be accused of getting “sexual relations aside from intercourse of a very harmful nature” with the sufferer, in keeping with authorities.
Prosecutors say Madsen both reduce Wall’s throat or strangled her earlier than chopping up her physique and depositing the stays into the ocean.
Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen mentioned the killing of the 30-year-old journalist was deliberate, and prosecutors will ask that Madsen be sentenced to life in jail if he’s convicted.
A secondary declare might put the 47-year-old Madsen in a psychological facility if deemed vital by psychiatrists.
Wall was final seen aboard Madsen’s submarine because it left Copenhagen in August. Madsen was later rescued from the sinking vessel with out Wall.
Madsen instructed investigators he had dropped Wall off on an island a number of hours after their voyage started. He later mentioned Wall died by accident contained in the submarine whereas he was on deck and he had “buried” her at sea. He would later admit that he threw her physique components into the ocean.
Her dismembered torso was discovered on a Copenhagen shoreline in late August. Her head and legs, alongside along with her garments, have been found in luggage at sea in October.
The fees have been made public by the Danish prosecution authority on Tuesday. Buch-Jepsen referred to as the slaying “very uncommon and very disturbing.”
Madsen’s trial is about to begin in March eight, and a verdict is anticipated in April.
Wall, who attended Columbia Journalism Faculty in New York, wrote for the New York Instances, Vice Journal and The Guardian.
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