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Homicide Case: Supreme Court Confirms Custody

The Supreme Court of Iceland has confirmed Reykjanes District Court’s ruling that a suspect in the Hafnarfjördur murder case is to be held in custody for four weeks. Reykjanes District Court’s custody ruling from Friday last week was appealed to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The Supreme Court’s ruling will not be published on the internet at the request of the suspect’s lawyer, Gudrún Sesselja Arnardóttir, Morgunbladid reports.

A man was stabbed to death in his home in Hafnarfjördur on August 15. Police, who are waiting for the results of an analysis of a biological specimen from Sweden, arrested and released three men before arresting one of them again and demanding custody over him.

A statement from the police says that new evidence indicate that the man had taken part in the murder. According to Morgunbladid’s sources, the evidence includes blood on the suspect’s shoes and a bloody footprint in the victim’s home which matches the shoes.

Click here to read more about this case.

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