Bergen: 24-year-old man appeals Møllendalsveien murder sentence

PolicePhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

A 24-year-old man appealed the verdict for complicity in the murder in Møllendalsveien in Bergen in January 2020.

“We have reviewed the verdict, and he is determined to appeal. He believes he has been innocently convicted of one murder because he did not keep watch,” lawyer Jon Anders Hasle told the newspaper Bergens Tidende.

The 24-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison in Hordaland District Court on Friday. He is said to have kept watch while one of the murders was committed.

The plaintiff’s claim was 15 years of imprisonment. The 24-year-old did not plead guilty. The lawyer told NTB after the verdict was passed that he believes his client should have been acquitted of both murders.

Two men aged 58 and 34 were sentenced to 19 and 17 years in prison, respectively, for the killings. 

42-year-old Jan-Øystein Ask Hilby and 29-year-old Silje Helen Kvandal were found killed at Osavatnet in Bergen on January 13 last year, but the police believe that the killings were committed a day before.

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