A 27-year-old man from Lithuania in Tonsberg District Court has been sentenced to six years in prison for aggravated assault leading to negligent death of a 50 year old compatriot.
The sentence is one year more stringent than the prosecutor’s assertion. The court believes the 27-year-old kicked a door in the face of the deceased, NRK reported.
The medical examiner believes that 50-year-old died of brain membrane bleeding after a fall or blunt head injuries, according to the verdict.
Police found the 50-year old man lying in bed in his home on Presterød Tonsberg in late October last year. Blood was found in several places in and outside the house, and the man had head injuries. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Police arrested and charged three Lithuanians for gross bodily injury resulting in death, but none of the three acknowledged culpability. All are still in custody for fear that they would leave Norway. The charges against two of the men were eventually dropped due to lack of evidence.
The accused 27-year-old pleaded not guilty when the case started. He further explained that he was drunk and did not remember much of what had happened that evening and night.
27-year-old must, in addition to the prison sentence, also pay a total of 375.000 million in restitution to 50-year-old survivor.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today