Man sentenced to compulsory mental health care for killing his parents at Sotra

Bergen District CourtPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to compulsory mental health care in Bergen District Court for killing his parents at Sotra last summer, according to local newspaper Bergens Tidende.

The experts believe that the man was insane at the time of the crime, and the prosecution filed a claim for compulsory mental health care. 

The court agreed.

According to the newspaper, the verdict states that the aggravated murders and the accused’s serious mental illness show that he can “commit very serious acts when his stress level becomes high enough as a result of the illness.”

The man has confessed to stabbing his parents but denied criminal guilt in court.

Arrested on the spot

The couple Siri Helen Johannessen (66) and Per Arne Ormehaug (67) were found killed at Kolltveit on Sotra on June 27, 2019. 

Their eldest son was arrested on the spot after he said he had taken his parents’ life.

According to the autopsy reports, there were a total of 70 injuries on the two deceased.

The man had been discharged only three days earlier after being forcibly admitted to Sandviken Hospital in Bergen.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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