Murder suspects in custody
July 20, 2010
A court in Kristiansand, southern Norway, ordered two young Norwegian men jailed on suspicion of murder, after the body of another young man was found in a nearby river last week.
The two suspects, both in their early 20s, turned themselves in over the weekend and deny that they’re deserving of punishment in the death of 20-year-old Levi Sørensen, whose body was found with gunshot and stab wounds.
Police have described his death as resembling an execution. Sørensen was killed in his own apartment, which he had shared for a short time with the two suspects. The defense attorney for one of the two has confirmed his client was present at the murder scene.
A fourth man was also present in the apartment and stabbed as well. He is serving as a witness for police, and has suggested the two suspects were under the influence of drugs.
Newspaper VG reported that the father of one of the two young suspects is currently serving a lengthy prison for two murders himself. He was convicted of killing his own father in the 1980s.
The two suspects were ordered held for at least four weeks in full isolation, while police continue to investigate the case.
Views and News staff