24 year old man charged with killing Ellingsrud

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A 24 year old man is accused of killing Arvin Taravaty (20) in Oslo last fall. He denies guilt, reports TV 2.


It was the evening of September 7 last year that Arvin Taravaty was stabbed in his throat and upper body. Violent event occurred at the subway station and the shopping center at Ellingsrud.

The 20 year old was admitted to Ullevål Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and died two days later. The now 24 year old man was wanted internationally with name and image after the murder.

16 days after the murder, the wanted man was arrested at Gardermoen. He had stayed meanwhile in Morocco, informed the police after the arrest.

– “He pleads not guilty on the murder charge, but he acknowledges the actual circumstances. My client says he did not mean to kill him,” said the 24 year old’s lawyer Jan Christian Kvanvik to TV 2.

The police have secured a surveillance video from the scene that shows a good account of the course of events. The 24 year old is known by the police.

“He just meant to graze him with the knife, but the situation got out of control and instead an injury was inflicted which caused serious injury,” the defender said.

The trial will begin in Oslo district court in November.


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