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Video Shows Murder Suspect Toss Knife into Harbor

A video from a security camera shows the man who has confessed to having murdered Hannes Thór Helgason in his home in Hafnarfjördur on August 15 throwing a knife, the alleged murder weapon, into the local harbor.


From Hafnarfjördur. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

The alleged murderer was sentenced to continued custody until November 19 in Reykjanes District Court on Friday, Fréttabladid reports.

Gudrún S. Arnardóttir, his lawyer, said on Friday that the final results of a DNA analysis in Sweden haven’t been received yet. The results of a psychological examination are also pending, as well as an autopsy report. The final evidence must be presented to the suspect before the case can be closed, she stated.

The suspect was originally arrested shortly after Helgason was found dead in his apartment but released after questioning. He was free for almost ten days before he was arrested again and sentenced to custody until August 27.

The suspect confessed to the crime after the second arrest. Police had confiscated shoes belonging to the suspect on which traces of blood were found and they also matched a bloody footprint at the murder scene.

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