A Copenhagen court convicted the submarine inventor Peter Madsen, 47, guilty of premeditated killing of Kim Wall, 30, whom prosecutors said he bound, tortured, sexually assaulted and stabbed repeatedly after she went on his submarine, the UC3 Nautilus, to interview him. He was sentenced to life in prison. The murder trial was one of the most gruesome and closely watched cases in Scandinavian history.
The trial for the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall began Thursday in Copenhagen with the defendant, Danish inventor Peter Madsen, denying murder, saying Wall’s death was an accident. In one of the most gruesome murder trials in Danish history, Madsen claimed Wall died from carbon monoxide poisoning but admitted to dismembering her body and disposing it at sea. Madsen faces a life sentence if convicted.
Martin Shkreli, the man responsible for raising the price by 5,000% of a drug which helps HIV sufferers, and is currently on trial for 8 counts of securities fraud, has “embarked on a campaign of disruption,” and federal prosecutors are requesting from a Brooklyn judge that he be silenced to avoid the jury from getting interfered. The Brooklyn judge Kiyo Matsumoto said to Shkreli’s lawyer “all your client has to do is stop talking in the courthouse and around the perimeter of the courthouse.”
Over one month of testimonies are coming to a close as Martin “Pharma Bro” Shkreli’s case is due to be wrapped up on Friday, leaving jurors to decide his fate. Shkreli is under scrutiny for allegedly scamming investors out of money, lying to them about the state of his hedge fund, and then stealing from another company to pay back those said investors. Shkreli is best known for raising the price of a drug that helps AIDS sufferers by 5,000%.
Yesterday, after serving 9 years in prison, OJ Simpson was granted parole for an armed robbery he committed in Las Vegas. The four board members in charge of granting Simpson parole made the decision unanimously. The 1994 murders of his ex-wife and her friend, which he was acquitted for, have given OJ Simpson a formidable reputation, his trial in 1994 even bolstered his lawyer at the time Robert Kardashian and his family into fame.
Following nine years in prison for kidnapping and armed robbery charges, O.J. Simpson has been released on parole. Simpson’s request for residence in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of his parole release plan, was approved. Further details of the release have not yet been shared.
On Monday, the courtroom was tense, hearing two contrasting sides of alleged rapist Bill Cosby. His defense said “The only thing that is worse than [sexual assault] is the false accusation of sexual assault, it’s an attack on human dignity,” whereas the other side says “This case is about trust, betrayal and the inability to consent.” Cosby is accused of drugging and raping multiple women, but the case currently in court is for the allegations made against Cosby by Andrea Constand, an operations manager for the Temple University women’s basketball team in an alleged attack from 2004.