The Danish inventor charged with killing journalist Kim Wall fantasized about making a “snuff video” aboard his submarine, in keeping with a girl who mentioned she had been focused for the disturbing plan.
Witnesses within the trial of Peter Madsen, accused of killing the 30-year-old Columbia Journalism College graduate final August, spent Monday discussing his sexual wishes, which prosecutors in Copenhagen say have been his motive within the grotesque crime.
The unnamed witness, described solely as a “mistress” per court docket orders, mentioned that she had been concerned with the 47-year-old, however that she was additionally conscious that texts about killing her had been exchanged between Madsen and a pal.
She mentioned that the pal had informed her, within the days earlier than Wall’s demise, Madsen had talked to her about making a “snuff video” on his vessel and needed her to be the sufferer, in keeping with DR. Alleged Kim Wall killer frightened about army monitoring him
The witness mentioned that she didn’t know what a “snuff video” — a video that exhibits somebody die that will contain sexual abuse or torture — was on the time, and mentioned that she didn’t assume that Madsen and her pal would have performed something to her to have her find yourself in Wall’s place.
One lady who knew Madsen informed Wired final month that he had texted her within the days earlier than the alleged killing, saying that he had deliberate a homicide within the submarine, the place they’d convey a pal and “would all of the sudden change the temper and start chopping her up.”
She informed the journal that she didn’t take the concept significantly.
Prosecutors have mentioned that Madsen killed the journalist, who was writing a narrative about him, as a part of a twisted fantasy, and have confirmed the court docket movies taken from his laptop that present each animated and real-life beheadings. Alleged Kim Wall killer Peter Madsen admits stabbing her
Madsen denies that the movies are his, and in addition says that Wall died in a carbon monoxide accident aboard the submarine earlier than he dismembered her and stabbed her physique so it could sink.
Health worker proof from final week contradicts the concept that the sufferer died from fuel poisoning, although a precise reason for demise couldn’t be established.
Madsen, additionally accused of sexual assault and indecent dealing with of a corpse, faces life in jail if convicted, which in Denmark is generally round 16 years.
Supporters of Wall, who say her demise highlights the risks that feminine journalists face when reporting, created a fund in her title on the Worldwide Girls’s Media Basis.
The inaugural grant was awarded on Friday to Danish journalist Anne Kristine Hermann.