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Man Accused of Manslaughter Admits to Inflicting Injuries

Yesterday, the man accused of having killed Haukur Sigurdsson in Reykjanesbaer this spring refused to answer whether he was guilty of manslaughter, according to ruv.is. He did however admit to have inflicted injury on Sigurdsson, which led to his death.


Reykjanes. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The courtroom at the District Court of Reykjanes was crowded as the main hearings took place. The main witness, a man in his thirties charged with the act, explained how he randomly met Sigurdsson on a Reykjanesbaer street.

According to his testimony, he suffered from delusions. He went on to describe how he attacked Sigurdsson and threw a heavy brick at his head. The defendant had been on a two-day drinking binge. He admitted to causing injury to the late Sigurdsson but did not admit to having killed him.

A large number of people were present in the courtroom, mostly family and friends of the victim, but also relatives of the defendant.

The prosecutor demanded maximum penalty for the act, sixteen years in prison. The verdict is expected to arrive within a few weeks.

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