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Hafnarfjördur Murder Investigation Closed

The Capital Region Police have completed the investigation of a homicide in Hafnarfjördur on August 15, in which a man was stabbed to death in his home. The case will be sent to the prosecution this weekend.


Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The main suspect, who has been in custody since August 27, has confessed to the murder. A psychiatric evaluation has been completed and the judge will decide whether the man was of compos mentis, Fréttabladid reports.

An autopsy report has been submitted along with other evidence, including a recording from a security camera showing the man who confessed to the murder throwing a knife in the Hafnarfjördur marina and shoes that belong to him which match a footprint found at the murder scene.

Formal conclusions from DNA analysis in Sweden have yet to arrive but once they do they will be used as evidence in this case.

Click here to read more about the Hafnarfjördur homicide.

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