A court in Oslo has ordered that a local doctor in his 50s be held in police custody, while an investigation continues into charges he killed his former live-in partner, Anne Linell Sundt. Her body was found at their home in December of last year.
An autopsy revealed that Sundt, who was separated from the heir to a shipping forture, died after an injection morphine. Newspaper Aftenposten reported the doctor himself had called emergency services, saying she was dead.
Sundt, age 39, suffered from various pains and had undergone several operations before she died. The doctor firmly denies any criminal liability.
Police, however, ruled the death as supicious and believe the doctor had a financial motive. He faced a tax bill of around NOK 2.5 million and had presented a will to the administrator of Sundt’s estate, claiming he stood to inherit several million kroner. Questions arose around the authenticity of the will, and prosecutors have charged him with both falsifying documents and murder.