Bergen: Two men in their 20s sentenced to long prison terms for attempted murder

Bergen District CourtPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Two men in their 20s have been sentenced to nine years and eight years and six months in prison for attempted murder, respectively, after they stabbed, kicked, and beat a man in Bergen.

The incident happened in Laksevåg in Bergen on July 11 last year.

The two men, aged 24 and 29, attacked the man in his 20s in his apartment. The violent incident was also filmed with a mobile phone.

Eventually, the victim managed to get out of the apartment, and he was helped by a random passer-by who was a passenger in a taxi.

In the verdict, Hordaland District Court describes the violence as extensive and brutal and writes that the man would have bled to death inside the apartment if he had lost consciousness.

Saved by a passenger

“The victim would also have died in a short time if he had not gotten out into the street and a car happened to come by. The victim was also lucky to receive life-saving treatment quickly, both by the passenger in the taxi and eventually by health personnel.”

The 24-year-old was sentenced to eight years and six months in prison, while the 29-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison. 

The 29-year-old received a longer sentence because he was also convicted of beating another man in Bergen last summer. In addition, the two were sentenced to pay NOK 300,000 in reparation to the victim.

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