Prosecutor asks for 14 years in prison for murder and desecration in Moss

Moss District CourtPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB
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The prosecutor in the trial where a 31-year-old man is accused of having killed a woman in Moss and then abused the body is asking for 14 years and six months in prison.

“Murder is the greatest offense that can be committed against an individual and should thus lead to a significant prison sentence,” prosecutor Aud Kinsarvik Gravås said during the Moss District Court trial on Wednesday, according to newspaper Moss Avis.

The man is accused of having killed a woman in her 50s on Jeløya in November last year and then desecrated the body the following day. 

The autopsy report showed that the woman died of suffocation.

Compensation request

The man has confessed to the murder and the desecration.

The lawyer for the woman’s children said in court that the compensation for each of the children should not be less than NOK 300,000.

The man’s defender, lawyer Sille M. Heidar, for his part, believes that the man should receive a larger penalty discount for the confession and that he should be sentenced to between 11 and 12 years in prison.

The verdict in the case will be available within the next week.

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