Maid held on murder charges

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A 60-year-old woman remained in custody this week, charged with the murder of the 90-year-old man for whom she’d kept house for many years. Police believe she strangled him the day before he was expected to make changes in his will.

His body was found in his home in Oslo’s fashionable Frogner neighbourhood on March 13. Ten days later his housekeeper was arrested and charged with his murder and last week a court in Oslo ordered her held for at least the next four weeks while police continue their investigation.

Newspaper Aftenposten reported on Wednesday that police won’t get firm results from an autopsy report for another three to four weeks. Meanwhile, the woman’s defense attorney said his client couldn’t understand why she’s been charged and was very upset over her arrest.

Police, however, suspect she killed her employer because she no longer was going to be his sole heir to his personal fortune estimated at around NOK 15 million (USD 2.5 million). Police were planning to further search his home, examine his recent communications and submit the suspect to further questioning.

newsinenglish.no staff