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
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.
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