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Man Claims Memory Loss in Attempted Murder Case

A man, who is in his late fifties, who was arrested in Reykjavík on Sunday for the attempted murder of his wife has not confessed and claims to suffer from memory loss. The victim is still in the ICU and her condition is serious.


The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

Paramedics found her unconscious with bruises on her throat. They managed to resuscitate her and brought her to the hospital. Her husband, who has a criminal history, was arrested shortly afterwards and will be in custody until the end of May, reports.

In the case of a young man who was arrested on suspicion of having murdered the mother of his child last week, he has not confessed to the crime either, contrary to what has been reported in the media, as the police informed yesterday.

A statement from the police says that the suspect has confessed to having been in a struggle with the victim in the outdoor recreation area Heidmörk but claims not to be able to recall what happened after that.

However, he has admitted that it is likely that he caused the young woman’s death. He drove her body to the Landspítali national hospital in Reykjavík and announced to hospital staff that the woman in the trunk of his car was dead.

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