The murder of a 21-year-old Oslo man in the city’s Prinsdal district last winter has resulted in four convictions so far. The man who shot Halil Kara in what prosecutors claim resembled an execution was sentenced to 13 years in prison and ordered to pay for Kara’s funeral expenses.
The murder outside the Prinsdal Grill on January 10, 2020 involved a masked assailant who confirmed in court that he’d waited in a car outside the grill restaurant and then hid himself until he aimed a pistol at Kara’s head from a distance of just 30 centimeters.
Another man, aged 22, was sentenced to 11 years in prison as an accessory for providing the pistol. A 19-year-old was sentenced to seven years, also as an accessory to the murder, while a 21-year old was ordered jailed for seven months for helping the gunman flee over the border to Gothenburg, Sweden.
All the defendants were also ordered to pay various amounts in compensation to the victim’s parents. Several of the defendants were tied to the criminal gang known as the Young Bloods. All denied criminal responsibility, with even the man pulling the trigger claiming he didn’t know the pistol was loaded.