A Copenhagen court docket on Tuesday handed down a 21-month jail sentence to Peter Madsen, a Danish inventor convicted of murdering the Swedish journalist Kim Wall in 2017, for an tried escape from jail final 12 months.
Mr. Madsen had already acquired a life sentence in 2018 for the killing and dismemberment of Ms. Wall aboard his submarine, a grotesque homicide that shocked Denmark.
Final October, Mr. Madsen escaped from Herstedvester Jail, on the western outskirts of Copenhagen, an try captured in sensational photos on dwell TV. Utilizing a mock gun and carrying a faux explosive belt, he threatened jail workers, and made it about half a mile exterior the jail partitions earlier than being captured by armed law enforcement officials.
On the sentencing on Tuesday at Glostrup Metropolis Courtroom, on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Mr. Madsen was additionally ordered to pay about 20,000 kroner, or about $three,200, to a psychologist whom he threatened to kill throughout the escape try, in accordance with Ekstra Bladet, a Danish tabloid.
Mr. Madsen accepted the end result, the court docket mentioned. Native information media current on the sentencing additionally reported that Mr. Madsen mentioned he had determined to flee as a result of he discovered the circumstances in jail insupportable.
Prisoners who’re sentenced to life in jail might be eligible for launch on probation after 12 years. The sentencing of Mr. Madsen on Tuesday will most likely determine in future issues for early launch.
Ms. Wall, 30, disappeared after boarding Mr. Madsen’s home made submarine to interview the inventor in August, 2017. Her torso was later found on a seashore in Copenhagen and Mr. Madsen ultimately admitted to dismembering her. He was later charged with Ms. Wall’s homicide.
A TV sequence, “The Investigation,” which fictionalizes the work by the police and detectives on the case, was launched final 12 months.