A Danish courtroom on Tuesday tacked on 21 months to murderous inventor Peter Madsen’s life sentence for his ill-fated prison escape final 12 months.
Madsen, 50, was sentenced for his temporary Oct. 20 escape from Denmark’s Herstedvester prison exterior Copenhagen, the place he was serving a life sentence for the 2017 slaying of journalist Kim Wall after inviting her aboard his 60-foot UC3 Nautilus for an interview, tabloid Ekstra Bladet reported.
Madsen informed the Glostrup Metropolis Courtroom he busted out of the lockup after beginning to plan his escape in March 2019 attributable to poor circumstances for inmates serving life sentences.
Authorities mentioned Madsen — who has admitted to dismembering Wall, 30, however denied murdering her – was armed with a pretend pistol and explosives throughout his escape that lasted simply 5 minutes.
He threatened a prison psychologist and an officer with an imitation pistol made out of plaster materials, the newspaper reported Tuesday.
Madsen additionally had a “bogus” explosives belt on him on the time, consisting of brushes, wires and different supplies original to appear to be the true factor, in accordance with the report.
Along with the 21-month sentence, Madsen was additionally ordered to pay restitution to the prison psychologist whom he threatened to kill throughout his escape try., which ended lower than a half-mile away from the prison.
Madsen had claimed Wall died from taking in poisonous fumes on his custom-built sub, however prosecutors insisted he tortured the journalist attributable to violent sexual fantasies after luring her aboard the watercraft.
Prosecutors mentioned the self-taught engineer who later misplaced his attraction in Wall’s homicide had fantasies of spitting on girls, Ekstra Bladet reported. Proof at trial reportedly confirmed Wall’s physique had additionally been impaled.
The journalist’s dismembered torso was found days later in waters off Copenhagen, whereas different physique components stuffed in weighted baggage have been recovered in ensuing months.
Madsen has since been transferred to a higher-security prison in Falster, Ekstra Bladet reported.
Life sentences in Denmark usually equate to 16 years in prison, however inmates will be saved longer in the event that they’re deemed to be a menace to society.
With Put up wires