Danish prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen, described murderer Peter Madsen as “not normal” and a “danger to society” after Madsen was given a life sentence in the brutal murder of Kim Wall, a Swedish journalist. Wall entered Madsen’s self-built submarine with the intention of writing a story about the inventor. Once Wall was trapped inside things turned grisly. Buch-Jepsen described the torture she endured as:
…so heinous and repulsive that as a prosecutor, it renders you speechless.
The horrifying details of the case came out after Wall’s torso washed ashore days after she’d entered the submarine. Her limbs and head were found many weeks later. Madsen denied he had murdered Wall saying that she’d died accidently and he had cut her into pieces and thrown her remains out at sea.
Denmark does not have the death penalty, so life in prison is the harshest punishment Madsen could receive. The judge presiding over the case, Anette Burkoe, described the murder as:
A cynical and planned sexual murder of a severe brutal nature against a random woman.
Madsen is appealing the verdict.
— CNN International (@cnni) April 25, 2018
A Danish inventor has been sentenced to life in prison for killing Kim Wall, a journalist. Prosecutors said he tortured her on a submarine he built.https://t.co/DuiJzfA220
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 25, 2018
BREAKING: A Danish submarine inventor has been sentenced to life in prison for torturing, killing and dismembering Swedish reporter Kim Wall. Peter Madsen said at his trial that he was 'very, very sorry.' Background: https://t.co/S3XtzcHUMR
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) April 25, 2018
Danish inventor Peter Madsen given life sentence for murdering journalist Kim Wall on his submarine https://t.co/ljrIbSF166
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) April 25, 2018
Of course people are horrified.
I am seated in the court room with other members of the press. While we wait for the verdict in the #SubmarineTrial, @Stone_SkyNews 's story gives good insight in the horrific case of the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall: https://t.co/ImPQNKsce6 #KimWall #PeterMadsen
— Julie Thomsen (@julieastridthom) April 25, 2018
Peter Madsen, Danish inventor, given life for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Covered this story since she disappeared, and it just kept getting more disturbing – from dismemberment to snuff porn and 'sexual impalement'. Glad justice is done
— Chris Pleasance (@chrispleasance) April 25, 2018
#BREAKING now on @ABC7: Danish submarine inventor – Peter Madsen – has been found guilty of torturing reporter Kim Wall, killing her, and dismembering her body while out on the water. It’s a horrifying case we followed when it broke. Madsen has been sentenced to life in prison. pic.twitter.com/G47B7dRZoW
— Brandi Hitt (@ABC7Brandi) April 25, 2018
Peter Madsen was sentenced to life for torturing and murdering journalist Kim Wall. I wanted to share this moving piece, perfectly told, by her friend, @mayjeong.
Respect and dignity.
Remembering Kim Wall. https://t.co/sNOLvLpoIu
— Ines (@inihelene) April 25, 2018
Peter Madsen gets life for horrific murder of journalist Kim Wall. Quite apart from the appalling, unimaginable brutality of his crime, he robbed the world of one hell of a reporter who, by all accounts, sounded like an awesome person to boot: https://t.co/36jEq45dhB
— Kayleigh E. Long (@ayleighk) April 25, 2018
“She was not supposed to be the story, she was supposed to write them” – Julie Thomsen, who's been following the Peter Madsen case, gives a first hand account of Kim Wall's murder trial https://t.co/MmujGvqINV pic.twitter.com/YuO44QFoKc
— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 25, 2018