Kim Wall loss of life: Danish inventor Madsen admits dismembering journalist

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Kim Wall went lacking after boarding Peter Madsen’s submarine

The Danish inventor Peter Madsen has admitted dismembering the physique of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his submarine, however denies killing her.

Danish police mentioned in a press release that he additionally admitted dumping her physique elements within the sea.

He instructed police she had died in August from carbon monoxide poisoning contained in the submarine, whereas he was up on deck.

Mr Madsen had beforehand denied chopping up her physique and mentioned she died when a heavy submarine hatch fell on her head.

Divers discovered baggage containing her head, legs and clothes in Koge Bay, simply south of Copenhagen, earlier this month. Police mentioned that they had been weighed down with items of steel.

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Ms Wall’s torso was discovered on 21 August. A autopsy examination revealed knife wounds to her bads and ribcage, which have been believed to have been prompted “round or shortly after her loss of life”.

Police mentioned on Monday they have been extending the costs in opposition to Mr Madsen – which already embrace homicide and mutilating Ms Wall’s physique – to incorporate badual badault with out intercourse. The inventor denies the costs in opposition to him.

Ms Wall, 30, was final seen alive on the night of 10 August as she departed with Mr Madsen on his self-built 40-tonne submarine, UC3 Nautilus, for a narrative she was writing about his enterprise.

Her boyfriend raised the alarm the subsequent day when she didn’t return from the journey.

Initially, Mr Madsen mentioned he had dropped her off safely in Copenhagen, however the 46-year-old later modified his story to say there had been a “horrible accident”, that he had “buried her at sea” and deliberate afterwards to take his personal life by sinking his submarine.

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Peter Madsen denies the homicide and badual badault expenses

Danish Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen instructed a court docket earlier this month that footage of girls being decapitated alive had been discovered on a tough drive believed to belong to Mr Madsen. Mr Madsen mentioned the arduous drive was not his.

The inventor was supposed to seem in court docket on Tuesday however will now stay in custody till 15 November.


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