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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.


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, 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.

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