A 28-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison after killing an 11-year-old in the Assiut region of Greenland.
Danish newspaper BT He writes that in November last year he assaulted the girl in a public place in a small town on the west coast of Greenland.
He strangled the girl and put her on top of him, until her face was immersed in the snow and the girl drowned.
The 28-year-old admitted causing the girl’s death in court, but refused to plead guilty to the murder, according to BT.
However, the court believes that the man must have realized that it was “significantly probable” that the girl would die as a result of the assault.
The court also believes that it was aggravating that the victim was a child.
Prosecutor Christian Halstad told the Danish news agency Ritzau:
– It is a particularly tragic case for the survivors of the 11-year-old girl.
He says he is pleased that the court agreed with the prosecution that what happened was murder and not violence that led to death.
I do not agree with the judgment
According to the news agency, there were three judges during the trial who did not agree with the verdict.
While one judge wanted him to be sentenced to seven years in prison, the other two voted for eight years.
The prosecution demanded ten years in prison. They are now considering appealing the case.
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