A man in his 50s has been hospitalized after being charged with two murders in the southern Norwegian city of Kristiansand. Both the man and his victims came to Norway from war-torn Syria.
Police were called to the Søm district of Kristiansand Monday afternoon, where they found two seriously injured women. Life-saving efforts were made at the scene and they were rushed to the local hospital but both died shortly after arrival.
The man charged in the case later turned himself in. “He’s plagued by what happened,” his defense attorney, Nils Ander Grønås, told state broadcaster NRK. His motive remained unclear. Police confirmed they all involved related.
Police wouldn’t reveal how the women were killed, or what the motive may have been. The man charged has no previous police record. He was also hospitalized as of Tuesday evening.