Reykjanes District Court ruled yesterday that a decision on the punishment of three teenage girls for attacking their peer in the outdoor recreational area Heidmörk in April this year, when they were 16, be postponed for three years.
From Heidmörk. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.
However, the girls will be on probation and any violation they may commit in the coming three years will influence the decision. If they keep their record clean during the probation period, they will get off without punishment, visir.is reports.
“This is no ruling,” said Hrönn Óskarsdóttir, the victim’s sister. The three girls forced the victim into a car in Hafnarfjördur and drove her to Heidmörk where they brutally attacked her, punching her in the face and kicking her head.
“We were very surprised,” Óskarsdóttir said of the ruling, adding that her sister is still recovering mentally from the attack. “The ruling is a new shock for my sister.” The family is now planning a private lawsuit against the three girls.
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