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Nine in Custody, Murder Investigation Ongoing

By Yelena

Photo: Golli. Sun shines on a bench in Hólmsheiði prison.

Police are now working to map the movements of nine men that are in custody in connection to a murder committed in Reykjavík earlier this month. While the police have more than one murder suspect, Vísir reports that no one has pleaded guilty of the crime and the murder weapon has yet to be found. Police have remained tight-lipped about the extensive investigation, which has involved the National Police Commissioner’s Office and Europol.

On February 13, Albanian national and resident of Iceland Armando Beqirai was shot to death outside his home in East Reykjavík. Armando was in his 30s and leaves behind an Icelandic wife and young child, who were in the home when the incident occurred. Eight of the nine individuals in custody in relation to the crime are foreign citizens and one is Icelandic.

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The men are all in isolation in Hólmsheiði prison, which has never housed as many prisoners in isolation in its nearly five years of operation.

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