Peter Madsen, an eccentric inventor who gained notoriety for his DIY submarine and mini-rocket projects, has been charged with the murder of Kim Wall, a young journalist that was writing a story about him. After months of shifting stories, prosecutors believe that Madsen intentionally killed Wall and that the act was premeditated.
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On Monday, reporters were allowed to hear Peter Madsen's version of the events that led to the death of the journalist Kim Wall aboard a crowdfunded submarine, the UC3 Nautilus. At a court hearing in Copenhagen, Madsen claimed that Wall was accidentally struck on the head by a heavy hatch and he maintains that he is innocent of manslaughter.
Yesterday, Copenhagen police confirmed that a torso found by a cyclist was a DNA match for the missing journalist Kim Wall. Wall had been missing since August 10 and was last seen on board the DIY submarine built by eccentric inventor Peter Madsen. Earlier this week, Madsen admitted to police that Wall had died in an "accident" on his submarine before it sank.
After his vessel sank off the coast of Denmark earlier this month, Peter Madsen, the designer of what was once the world's largest privately built submarine, was charged with the negligent homicide of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall. Initially, Madsen claimed he'd dropped Wall off before the sinking and he didn't know where she was. Now police say Madsen has admitted that Wall died in an accident on his sub and he "buried her at sea".