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Prosecutor Demands 16 Years in Hafnarfjördur Murder

Prosecutor Sigrídur Elsa Kjartansdóttir demanded a prison sentence of 16 years for the man who has confessed to murdering a man in his home in Hafnarfjördur in August at trial in Reykjanes District Court yesterday.


From Hafnarfjördur. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The defendant’s lawyer, Gudrún Sesselja Arnardóttir, objects to a prison sentence as three psychiatrists have deemed him non compos mentis, reports.

The psychiatrists concluded that the accused was driven by an obsession based on schizophrenia when he planned the murder. When he committed the murder in the early hours of August 15, he was completely out of control, Morgunbladid describes.

They state that the accused was non compos mentis and therefore doesn’t belong in a regular prison but as he does pose a danger to others he should be sent to the psychiatric prison ward at Sogn.

The victim’s parents and his fiancé are all claiming damages. Arnardóttir wants the parents’ damages claim to be decreased and the fiancé’s claim to be dismissed as she was not in a registered partnership with the victim.

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