The husband of Rogaland resident Agnes Elisabeth Müller, who went missing during the Easter holidays, admitted on Wednesday that he killed his wife and dumped her body into the Lysefjord, packed in plastic and weighted down with steel pipes.
The 34-year-old man, who like his late wife is a German citizen, had access to the pipes at the plumbing firm where he’d worked for several years. Police believe he also used a company car to transport his wife’s body. It was retrieved by divers earlier this week.
Police wouldn’t reveal any details regarding his motive or other aspects of his sudden admission of guilt. The defendant, who already was in police custody after being charged in the case, had been confronted with the discovery of the plastic package at a depth of 70 meters on Tuesday.
The couple had two children, who have been provided with a court-appointed attorney. The man’s defense attorney said his client had clarified the murder and his reasons for it in detail but refused to release details pending conclusion of the police investigation that will be used at his murder trial.