Danish prosecutors revealed the autopsy results of slain journalist Kim Wall, whose torso was found floating in the ocean near Denmark, as reported by the New York Times.
Local inventor, Peter Madsen, 46, has been charged with manslaughter in the murder of the 30-year-old journalist, with the brutal act allegedly occurring as he took Wall on a ride in his personal submarine.
In a pretrial hearing earlier this week, prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen presented the autopsy report, which paints a gruesome end for the Sweden-born Wall. The report indicates that she was stabbed dozens of times, with 14 stabbings occurring in her genital area. Additionally, the report shows that her limbs had been sawed off.
This contradicts Madsen’s timeline of events. He told the court that she simply fell down and died while inside the submarine.
“I didn’t see her die by any deliberate act; I saw her die of something completely different, saw her fall down,” he said.
Of course, his testimony also contradicts an earlier assertion that she died after being struck by a submarine hatch, as previously reported by CrimeOnline.
Anette Burko, a judge in Copenhagen District Court, has called his testimony “not reasonable.”
That’s not the only damning evidence the prosecution revealed this week. The autopsy report also revealed that Wall’s DNA was found on Madsen’s neck, nostrils and hands.
It should be noted, however, that the autopsy report didn’t reveal Wall’s official cause of death, likely due to her numerous injuries.
The prosecution also revealed a hard drive, found in Madsen’s workshop, contained videos that show the torture and murder of women. The Danish inventor claims that the hard drive is not his. As previously reported by CrimeOnline, Madsen is allegedly into “sexual fetish groups.”
The 46-year-old remains behind bars as his pretrial continues. A date for the actual trial has not been set, as local police are still scouring the ocean for more body parts.
Manslaughter, in Danish law, implies intent and is equivalent to a homicide charge in the United States.
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