The 21-year-old man who is accused of strangling his mother to death in Sotra last spring denied criminal guilt when the court case started on Monday.
“I did not kill my mother. We had a very good relationship. I was very fond of her,” the man said when Hordaland District Court started its processing of the murder case on Monday, according to the newspaper Bergens Tidende.
The 55-year-old woman was found killed in her home in Brattholmen on Sotra island on May 30 last year. The next day, the then 20-year-old son was arrested and charged with murder.
According to the indictment, the man is accused of strangling his own mother “to death by grabbing her by the neck or by pressing a pillow or similar object against her neck and face.” He denies the allegations, but he told the court that he remembers little from the night in question.
He did not leave the apartment until the next morning, according to the man’s explanation.
“I do not remember much from that time,” he said.
“He asked for help to remove the body”
According to the police investigation of the man’s movements after the night of the murder, he was with his friends. He told his friends that he had killed his mother. According to the prosecution, they later went to the woman’s home and found her dead in the bedroom, and alerted the police.
“He said he had done something very, very, very stupid. That he had strangled his mother to death – and asked for help to remove the body,” prosecutor Rudolf Martin Christoffersen said in his introductory speech in court.
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