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Danish inventor Peter Madsen jailed for life over submarine murder

Submarine builder Peter Madsen. Photo: Niels Hougaard/Ritzau via AP

Published: 25.Apr.2018 12:49 hrs

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been sentenced to life in jail over the murder of Swedish freelance journalist Kim Wall.

The decision, made by a unanimous court of one professional judge and two lay judges, was announced at 1pm on Wednesday by Copenhagen District Court. His lawyer immediately said he would appeal the verdict.

Madsen, 47, had admitted dismembering 30-year-old Wall's body and throwing her remains overboard in waters off Copenhagen last August, but claimed her death was accidental.

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