Inventor who murdered journalist must serve life

Kim Wall slain and dismembered aboard by Danish entrepreneur’s home-made submarine

Peter Madsen was found guilty in April of murdering and mutilating 30-year-old Kim Wall. File photograph

Peter Madsen was found guilty in April of murdering and mutilating 30-year-old Kim Wall. File photograph

 

A Danish inventor must serve his life sentence for murdering and dismembering a Swedish journalist aboard his home-made submarine, the Eastern High Court ruled on Wednesday.

Peter Madsen was found guilty in April of murdering and mutilating 30-year-old Kim Wall on the craft in Copenhagen harbour in 2017.

Kim Wall (30) was interviewing Madsen for the US magazine Wired.
Kim Wall (30) was interviewing Madsen for the US magazine Wired.
Peter Madsen’s private submarine UC3 Nautilus in Copenhagen. File photograph: Getty Images

He had not appealed against the conviction, therefore the court ruled only on the decision to give him a life sentence, which typically lasts for about 15 years in Denmark.

Wall was interviewing Madsen for the US magazine Wired on the inventor’s race against another Danish group to be the first to send a person into space in a home-made rocket, her boyfriend said during the April trial. – Reuters