Copenhagen prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen introduced in a courtroom listening to right this moment that “pictures” of the torture, decapitation, and burning of a girl have been discovered on a pc onerous drive at RML Spacelab, the group dedicated to constructing a manned suborbital rocket led by Peter Madsen. The BBC stories that the photographs, “which we presume to be actual,” stated Buch-Jepsen, have been on a pc believed to belong to Madsen—the suspect within the dying of journalist Kim Wall in an incident aboard his submarine the UC3 Nautilus.
Madsen, for his half, claimed the video was not his and that the pc the video was on was on a pc that everybody within the lab had entry to. However different proof offered on this newest listening to on his case has prompted the choose overseeing the case to order he be held in custody one other 4 months, as Buch-Jepsen informed the courtroom of the video and different proof which have “strengthened” the case in opposition to Madsen since his final listening to on September 5.
Wall’s headless, limbless torso was discovered on the shore on August 21, ten days after Madsen intentionally sank his sub in shallow waters close to Copenhagen. The physique was recognized by DNA, and traces of Wall’s blood have been discovered inside the submarine after it was raised. Post-mortem outcomes discovered that Wall had been stabbed in her ribcage and genitals, both on the time of her dying or shortly afterward, although no reason for dying was decided.
Madsen initially claimed that he had dropped Wall off the night time earlier than however then admitted she had died aboard the sub. He claimed 154-pound (70 kg) hatch had slipped from his fingers and hit her on the pinnacle, shattering her cranium—and that he then buried her at sea and deliberate to commit suicide by sinking the sub. Hours later, he was seen aboard the sub approaching the harbor, when the submarine sank. He swam to security and was rescued by a close-by boat.
Madsen, who led the mission to construct the Nautilus (and a crowdsourced funding marketing campaign to refurbish it), in addition to two earlier submarines whereas related to the open supply area flight mission Copenhagen Suborbitals, took custody of the sub after an acrimonious breakup with the group and the formation of RML, named for his nickname, “Rocket Madsen.”