A 37-year-old who stands accused of killing his two year old daughter at Ellingsrud in Oslo, risks a prison sentence that is close to the statutory maximum of 21 years. On Thursday the case will be decided.
The 37-year-old Afghan was also accused of abusing his wife and for having attempted to kill three of her family members. He denies guilt and testified in court that he never used violence against his family.
The man is accused of premeditated murder committed under especially aggravating circumstances. The prosecutor, Attorney Andreas Schei, has asked for a sentence of 20 years in prison for the the 37-year-old.
According to the indictment, the little girl was stabbed to death as she sat on her mother’s arm. This happened during a mass brawl outside the family’s apartment on Ellingsrud where the girl’s grandmother, an uncle and another relative was also stabbed.
Shortly before stabbing the relatives of his partner the man reportedly beat his partner at home in the apartment on Ellingsrud ,according to the indictment. This lead to inuries including fractures in her nose and damage to two teeth.
The evidence given as a part of the trial in the Oslo City Court included videotapes of the fight as had recorded by neighbors on their mobile phones. Film clips showed bloody family members, desperate screams and sirens from police and rescue services in the background, Aftenposten writes.
The man told the court that he had not intended to kill anyone, but that he waved the knife around during the brawl.
The accused Afghan came to Norway in 2009. He received a temporary residence permit, but in 2013 he got the final rejection. He got until February 2014 to leave the country, which he didn’t do.
Several witnesses testified during the trial that the man, after he got his application for asylum rejected, became more and more aggressive in the time before the family drama which lead to the little girl losing her life.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today