The prime suspect in the murder of a Hafnarfjördur resident earlier this year has confessed to the crime. However, he said he can’t remember much of what happened because of his consumption of alcohol and seasickness pills.
The case is currently on trial at the Reykjanes District Court. The prime suspect was the first witness called to the stand when the court case began yesterday. He explained that he had started drinking at noon and taken seasickness pills on the day of the murder, visir.is reports.
Around 8 pm the suspect went to the victim’s apartment to collect his coat, which he had left there. They started arguing, which ended with the suspect hitting the victim five times in the head with tabletop. The suspect said police had arrived immediately and found the victim dead.
However, witnesses say they noticed the two men fighting at 8 pm while police didn’t arrive to the scene until shortly before midnight. The suspect is unable to explain what happened in the meantime.
Also, a blood trace specialist has concluded that the victim had been hit in the head with a waffle iron, which the suspect denies to have touched. He claims that blood was spattered on the waffle iron, while research strongly indicates that it was used as a bludgeon.
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