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Heidmörk Murder Case Begins Behind Closed Doors

The case of the young man who is charged with having murdered the mother of his child in Reykjavík’s outdoor recreation area Heidmörk in May opened in court yesterday. The court proceedings will be closed to the public and the suspect was brought in through the backdoor.


Reykjavík District Court.

As reported in Morgunbladid, state prosecutor Sigrídur J. Fridjónsdóttir explained to journalists that the court proceedings are closed to spare him as well as the victim’s family. “There is a small child involved,” she mentioned.

As for preventing journalists from seeing the suspect, Fridjónsdóttir said she is of the opinion that witnesses and people who are on trial should be able to enter courthouses without being harassed and having their pictures taken.

A psychiatric evaluation has concluded that the suspect is non compos mentis. Reykjavík District Court will call other physicians than those who treated the suspect to the stand to determine whether that is the fact.

He has not confessed as such, claiming he cannot remember the events that led to the woman’s death but also acknowledging that no one else could have killed her. The man drove the body to the hospital in the trunk of his car.

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