Man sentenced to twelve years of preventive detention for throwing another man from a balcony in Bergen

PolicePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB
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A 47-year-old man has been sentenced to twelve years in preventive detention with a minimum term of eight years for throwing a man from a balcony in Åsane in Bergen last year.

In addition, another man has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison, the man’s defender, lawyer Harald Grape, told the newspaper Bergens Tidende (BT).

“The verdict will be appealed,” Grape said on behalf of the 40-year-old.

The two men were charged with attempted murder for throwing a 37-year-old man from a balcony on the sixth floor in Åsane in Bergen in November last year.

The preventive detention sentence is in line with what the prosecutor in the case, public prosecutor May-Britt Erstad, asked for. 

The victim survived the fall

The victim, a man in his 30s, survived the 16-meter-fall. He suffered serious fractures and had to be hospitalized for four months.

The 47-year-old has previously been convicted of murder. Both suspects in the case have denied criminal guilt and denied that they were in the man’s apartment when he fell from the balcony.

The incident happened on November 13, 2021. A neighbor heard screams and alerted the police. When the police arrived at the scene, they found a man with visible injuries on the grass outside the building.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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