Home-made submarine inventor explains journalist's death

2017-09-06 06:04
A 2015 photo of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. (Tom Wall via AP File)

A 2015 photo of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. (Tom Wall via AP File)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Copenhagen - The Danish inventor suspected in the death of a Swedish journalist who went on a trip on his home-made submarine, has told a pre-trial custody hearing that she died after she was accidentally hit by a heavy hatch in the submarine's tower.

Peter Madsen said 30-year-old Kim Wall then dropped to the floor and bled from an open skull fracture.

Wall's torso was found off Copenhagen last month. Police say her head, arms and legs had been deliberately cut off and have not been found.

Madsen was arrested August 11 and had been detained on preliminary charges of manslaughter and indecent handling of a corpse.

He appeared on Tuesday before a judge who will decide whether to extend his custody.

Read more on:    denmark  |  crime

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.