The Danish inventor Peter Madsen, 47, will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, the portal Nyheter 24 reports.
The engineer and entrepreneur was found guilty of sexual assault, murder, indecent handling of a corpse and violation of maritime law. His lawyer stated that the prosecutors could not prove the guilt of the inventor in the murder of the journalist.
August 10, 2017 Wall went on board the submarine Nautilus, which Madsen built independently, to write a material, and that was the last when she had been seen alive. Her disappearance was reported to the police by her boyfriend.
Madsen himself, who was rescued from the submarine that police said he had deliberately sunk, and detained, claimed that he landed the girl on one of the islands. Royal Danish Navy divers later found Kim’s dismembered body parts in and around the bay.
Earlier, prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said that the murder of Kim Wall was planned in advance.
“This is a very unusual and extremely cruel case. We hope that the media will respectfully believe that further evidence should be presented in court, and not in the press,” the prosecutor has said.
Kim Wall (1987-2017) was an experienced journalist. She covered events in North Korea, the southern region of the Pacific, Uganda and Haiti, wrote for the New York Times, Guardian, Vice and South China Morning Post.
Madsen built three submarines, including and UC3 Nautilus that cost him US$200,000. Earlier, he co-founded Copenhagen Suborbitals space program and Rocket Madsen Space Lab. Under the Danish law, he may be pardoned after 12 years behind bars.