Today at the High Court in Aalborg, a 16-year-old girl and her 29-year-old male Iraqi friend were convicted of murdering the girl’s 40-year-old mother in 2014. Both received lengthy prison sentences.
The girl received nine years, and the man 13 years. He will be deported back to his home country once he has served his sentence.
The pair were found guilty of carrying out the murder in Kvissel near Frederikshavn on 8 October 2014. The victim was found in her bed with multiple stab wounds, and is it suspected she was attacked while she was asleep.
According to the prosecutor, the two defendants were lovers who were not able to marry due to the girl’s mother refusing to give them permission. The prosecutor described the crime as cold-blooded and premeditated.
The defence lawyers argued for lighter sentences – the girl’s defence argued that she should receive a maximum of five years in prison due to her young age, while the man’s counsel argued that his background as a refugee caused him to display symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and that this led to him committing the crime.
So far, neither of the convicted murderers have commented on the verdict.