Supreme Court Confirms Murder Conviction Skip to content

Supreme Court Confirms Murder Conviction

The Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed yesterday a murder conviction over Ellert Saevarsson. He had earlier been sentenced to 16 years in prison at Reykjanes District Court and the Supreme Court approved the sentence.

supremecourt_pk

The Supreme Court of Iceland. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Saevarsson was found guilty of having attacked a man in a residential area in Reykjanesbaer municipality in the early hours of May 8, 2010, punching him with his fist and then kicking his head and body while he was on the ground, visir.is reports.

The perpetrator then threw a heavy curbstone to the back of the victim’s head, which caused his death shortly afterwards. The two men are believed to have met by coincidence after a night of partying. They were both heavily drunk.

Click here to read more about this story.

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article

Facebook
Twitter