Woman dies after violent incident in Åsane – man in his 20s charged with murder

Police BergenPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

The woman in her 20s who was subjected to violence in Åsane in Bergen last weekend has died. A man in his 20s has been charged with murder.

“On Friday night, the police received a report from Haukeland University Hospital that the woman who was found badly injured in the apartment on the night between Saturday and Sunday, September 12, died of the injuries,” the Western Police District wrote in a press release on Saturday morning.

On September 12, the police received a report of a violent incident in Åsane in Bergen. A woman was taken to hospital, badly injured.

One man charged

A man in his 20s is charged in the case. The police stated that they changed the charges against him from attempted murder to murder.

The man’s defender, lawyer Torbjørn Sognefest, told NTB via SMS that he informed his client about the change. 

The man was remanded in custody for four weeks earlier this week. He was arrested outside the apartment in Åsane. He is said to have resisted, and the police used pepper spray.

The family is having a hard time

The police stated that they were not able to question the victim. For the sake of the investigation, they did not want to provide more detail on the type of injuries the woman suffered. The police will now request an autopsy.

Beate Hamre, the lawyer for the woman’s family, told the newspaper Dagbladet via SMS that the family is having a hard time.

“After the family was notified of the extremely serious and brutal incident of violence last Sunday, they have been watching over her day and night. They are now experiencing deep grief over having lost a young, cheerful, and resourceful girl in such a cruel and tragic way,” Hamre wrote.

Not questioned yet

The accused has not been questioned since he was arrested. The police stated that the man was informed on Saturday about the new charges by his lawyer.

Kripos assisted the Western Police District in the case. In recent days, it worked on crime scene investigations, and new seizures have been made at the scene of the crime.

“For the sake of the investigation, the police can not state which seizures have been made or which investigations Kripos has assisted us with. While investigating the case further, the police will question witnesses. It will also review and analyze electronic traces,” a statement reads.

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

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