Sentenced for killing his brother – caught in the Philippines
A 52-years-old Norwegian who has been sentenced for killing his brother at Hellvik in Rogaland has been arrested in the Philippines. The man denies that he is on the run.
The man has stayed in the Philippines since April 11th. In January of this year, he was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for the causing the death of his brother at his home in Hellvik in Egersund in October 2016. The verdict is appealed and is due before the Gulating Court of Appeal this autumn, writes ABC Nyheter. On Monday, Filipino media wrote that the Norwegian was arrested as a felon on the run, but the man himself claims he has not escaped from Norway nor from the sentence that awaits him.
In a post on Facebook, the 52-years-old denies that he is non the run from Norwegian Authorities, but that the police issued a passport to him in January. The man is married to a Filipino woman and the couple has two children together. In recent years he has traveled to the Philippines a number of times.
– I spoke to my lawyer and he said it was okay to go on a holiday. My wife wants to be here with the kids for a year so they can learn the Tagalog language, the man writes.
He writes that there will be a hearing on June 13th about the police’s barring of his bank account and whether he must return the passport. Therefore, he does not understand why Norwegian police one week before this hearing chose to post a warrant for his arrest via Interpol.
The 52-years-old was accused of killing his brother after they had been at a party in 2016. Both had been significantly intoxicated by alcohol when the younger brother stabbed his big brother causing his death. In court, he believed there had to be an emergency situation, but the prosecution believed he should be sentenced for intentional murder. The district court sentenced the man to have caused his brother’s death following aggravated violence
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