• Denmark Oct 20, 2020

    Peter Madsen, Danish Inventor Who Killed Journalist Kim Wall, Recaptured After Prison Break

    Danish inventor Peter Madsen, who was convicted of torturing and murdering journalist Kim Wall on his homemade submarine, escaped a Copenhagen jail where he is serving a life sentence, on Tuesday. Madsen used a female prison psychologist as a hostage during his escape, police told reporters at a press conference, adding that he forced his way out of the prison using...

  • Reporter Apr 25, 2018

    Danish Inventor Gets Life for Murdering Reporter on Submarine

    Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen was found guilty Wednesday of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall before dismembering her body during a private submarine trip. He was sentenced to life in prison. Copenhagen City Court Judge Anette Burkoe said she and two jurors unanimously decided Wall’s death was a murder, finding Madsen also guilty of sexual assault and the...

  • Reporter Mar 8, 2018

    Danish Inventor Accused of Killing Journalist on Submarine ‘Has Psychopathic Tendencies,' Prosecutor Says as Trial Begins

    The Danish inventor accused of torturing and killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a private submarine trip before dismembering her body is an intelligent man “with psychopathic tendencies,” a Danish prosecutor said as the murder trial opened Thursday. Peter Madsen, 47, was standing trial at Copenhagen City Court accused of torturing Wall, 30, before he either cut her throat or...

  • Reporter Jan 16, 2018

    Danish Man Charged With Killing Reporter on His Submarine

    Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her before dismembering her body and dumping it into the sea. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen called the case “very unusual and extremely disturbing.” Madsen, 47, is charged with murder, dismemberment and indecent...

  • journalist Oct 30, 2017

    Police: Danish Inventor Admits Dismembering Journalist

    She was a promising young journalist, tested in trouble spots throughout the world, reporting on a Danish inventor famed for building what was thought to be the world’s largest private submarine. The story seemed to present little danger, but it cost Kim Wall her life. The Swedish journalist’s dismembered, naked torso was found on a southern Copenhagen coast in late...

  • NEW YORK Sep 6, 2017

    Inventor Kept in Custody Over Journalist's Death

    A Danish judge has extended the detention of Peter Madsen, the inventor suspected in the death of a Swedish woman aboard his home-made submarine. In the first public hearing since Madsen was arrested on Aug. 11, the 46-year-old claimed freelance journalist Kim Wall died after she was accidentally hit by a hatch in the submarine’s tower, and denied all accusations...

  • NEW YORK Aug 23, 2017

    Police: DNA of Headless Torso Matches Swedish Journalist

    Danish police said Wednesday that a DNA test from a headless torso found in the Baltic Sea matches with missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on an amateur-built submarine that sank. Wall, 30, was last seen alive on Aug. 10 on Danish inventor Peter Madsen’s submarine, which sank off Denmark’s eastern coast the day after....

  • journalist Aug 21, 2017

    Danish Police Find Torso of Woman After Submarine Sinking

    The body of a woman has been found in the Baltic Sea near where a missing Swedish journalist is believed to have died on a privately built submarine, Danish police said late Monday. A female torso without legs, arms or a head was found by a passer-by, said the head of the investigation, Jens Moller Jensen. “We have recovered the...

  • journalist Aug 17, 2017

    Danish Police Look for Body in Missing Journalist Case

    Copenhagen police said Thursday they are looking for a body in the case of a Swedish journalist missing since a trip on a home-built submarine. “It is our clear presumption that we are looking for a dead person,” Chief investigator Jens Moeller Jensen said. Moeller Jensen said in a YouTube clip released Thursday by the Copenhagen police that “we are...

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