A 56-year-old Norwegian-Polish man faces life in prison after he was found fuilty of planning and carrying out the murder of a fellow inmate while already serving a 17-year sentence for murder.
A court in Ringerike has now sentenced the man to Norway’s most severe sentence of 21 years with forvaring, which means it can be extended indefinitely if a judge believes he remains a menace to society.
The defendant had readily admitted murdering an inmate on February 25 last year because the inmate was a pedophile convicted of assault. The 56-year-old said he wanted to attack the man for the crimes he’d committed.
Prosecutor Mari Gjersøe claimed the 56-year-old had planned the murder for between two and three weeks, marking the date for it on his calendar and spending time at night sharpening a butter knife that he used as a weapon.
He was already in the high-security Ringerike Prison after being convicted of shooting and killing a maintenance worker in Oppsal in Oslo in 2014. The court ruled he was especially dangerous and that the risk of him committing more violent crimes in the future was high.