Death of Kim Wall Peter Madsen sentenced to life in prison for submarine murder

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Death of Kim Wall Peter Madsen sentenced to life in prison for submarine murder

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- The Copenhagen City Court on Wednesday sentenced Danish inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison for torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip. Madsen, 47, was found guilty of murder, dismemberment and indecent handling of a corpse over the death of Kim Wall. Judge Anette Burkoe said she and the two jurors agreed Wall's death was a murder, saying Madsen didn't given "a trustworthy" explanation.

Madsen stood quietly listening as the judge read out the verdict Wednesday. He had denied murder and said Wall died accidentally inside the submarine, but has confessed to cutting her up and throwing her body parts into the sea.

Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen had claimed Wall's murder was sexually motivated and premeditated because Madsen brought along tools he normally didn't take when sailing. He had sought the life sentence for Madsen. In Denmark, life equates to 16 years, which can be extended if necessary.

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Posted By: cbsnews.com

Date Posted: Wed, 25 Apr 2018, 08:30 am

Tags: Kim Wall,Peter Madsen

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