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Surprising tweet in Madsen saga

State prosecutor says Madsen will only appeal against the length of his sentence

Madsen wants less time for his murder of Kim Wall (photo: Kim Wall’s Facebook photo)
May 7th, 2018 3:30 pm| by Christian W

The state attorney’s office in Copenhagen today tweeted that Peter Madsen will only be appealing against the length of his sentence for murdering Kim Wall, not the verdict itself.

READ MORE: Peter Madsen found guilty of premeditated murder

The appeal has yet to be filed with the High Court.

Twists and turns
Madsen was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the premeditated murder of the Swedish journalist after she joined him for a trip last August on his self-built submarine, the Nautilus.

Madsen claimed during the trial that Wall died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by an accident on the submarine.

The court rejected that claim and delivered its sentence to bring an end to a bizarre high-profile case that attracted world-wide attention.

Or so it hoped. After a brief consultation with defence lawyer Betina Hald Engmark, it was confirmed Madsen would appeal.

No details from Madsen camp
Engmark said at the time that she could not give any details about the basis of the appeal.

“He [Madsen] is considering what the content of this appeal should be,” Engmark told Ekstra Bladet at the time of the verdict. “We have to wait and see what he decides.”