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British national sentenced for killing Danish soldier

Yesterday, Iceland’s Supreme Court sentenced Scott Ramsay, a British national living in Iceland, to 18 months in jail , 15 months suspended, for an assault that led to the death of Flemming Tolstrup, a Danish soldier, reports the Icelandic National Broadcast Service.

The Supreme Court confirmed a Reykjanes District Court verdict that took into consideration that Ramsay did not intend to kill Mr. Tolstrup. The consequences of the blow were much more serious than was foreseeable.

Ramsay was sentenced to pay the parents of Mr. Tolstrup ISK 1,560,000 and DKK 65,000 in damages. He was also sentenced to pay ISK 1,100,000 in litigation costs.

Ramsey was charged with hitting the man without warning at a night club in Keflavík last fall. The blow landed on the man’s neck and caused bleeding that led to Mr. Tolstrup’s death.

The Supreme court said the defendant had committed his crime during “a momentary lapse of reason”. He had immediately confessed and cooperated from the outset. The evidence demonstrated that the event had “weighed heavy” on him, and he had done what he could to compensate for it.

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