A man was sentenced to custody until September 1 yesterday, suspected of having murdered another man in a room of a house in the Hraun district in Hafnarfjördur on Monday. The suspect has a history of violence with the police. Both men were aged around 30.
Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“[The victim] had suffered blows to the head, which are believed to have led to his death. Police arrested the suspect outside the house. He was bloody and appeared to be intoxicated,” a statement from chief constable Fridrik Smári Björgvinsson reads, visir.is reports.
Due to his condition, the suspect couldn’t be questioned immediately after he was arrested.
It is believed that the suspect and victim knew each other. The suspect lived in the room where the body was found. Björgvinsson said police are working hard on solving the case and are questioning other people who lived in the house.