Relative of Norwegian billionaire charged with influencing key witness in murder case

Tom HagenPhoto: Torbjørn Olsen GD / NTB
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According to newspaper VG, a relative of Tom Hagen, the Norwegian billionaire charged with the murder of his wife Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, has been charged with trying to influence a key witness in the case. 

The relative did not admit guilt.

“I can confirm that my client has been charged. He does not admit criminal guilt after the charges,” the relative’s defender, lawyer Trond Eirik Aansløkken, told VG.

Not one of the Hagen children

According to the newspaper, Tom Hagen’s relative has been charged under section 157 of the Penal Code.

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that the relative is not one of the children of Tom and Anne-Elisabeth Hagen.

Police Inspector Agnes Beate Hemiø in the Eastern Police District didn’t want to comment on the charges.

Case background

Tom Hagen is charged with murder or complicity in the murder of his wife Anne-Elisabeth Hagen, who disappeared from the couple’s home in Lørenskog in October 2018.

According to VG, the witness submitted a report after getting a phone call from the relative this summer. 

The witness told the police that the conversation was perceived as threatening and as an attempt to influence previous police statements, VG reported.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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