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Woman charged in new murder case

Police in Våler, northeast of Oslo, have arrested a woman in her 50s for murder, after a man was found dead late Saturday night in the small community of Braskereidfoss. It has a population of just 257, and the local mayor called the murder “terribly sad.”

State broadcaster NRK reported that an acquaintance of the woman charged had called police to report a “violent episode” at the man’s home. His live-in partner was in the home they shared at the time and was questioned as a witness to the violence. The suspect was arrested at her own home, a few kilometers away from the victim’s home in Braskereidfoss, located just south of Elverum.

“We’re in the early phases of the investigation but have an overview that indicates there has been a relation between the two involved,” Police Inspector Henning Klauseie told NRK. Both reportedly have police records, he confirmed, but not in matters as serious as murder.

It’s the latest in an ongoing string of murders, and the second this week, in Norway, which is otherwise known for a very low murder rate. “We think this is terribly sad,” local mayor Harry Vinje told NRK. “We’re all affected by this, in such a small community. It’s a sad day for us.” staff




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