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The Foreigner Sigrid murderer convicted, appeals verdict. Oslo District Court judges found the 38-year-old suspect in the Sigrid Giskegjerde Schjetne case guilty of the kidnapping and murder of the young girl, Friday. They believed that enough proof had been given to convict the western Norway Sunnmøre man of killing of the 16-year-old girl.  Judges also had strong reason to find the accused was psychotic. He will receive compulsory mental health care and not be sent to jail, therefore.

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Sigrid murderer convicted, appeals verdict

Published on Friday, 25th October, 2013 at 21:18 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

Oslo District Court judges found the 38-year-old suspect in the Sigrid Giskegjerde Schjetne case guilty of the kidnapping and murder of the young girl, Friday.



They believed that enough proof had been given to convict the western Norway Sunnmøre man of killing of the 16-year-old girl. 

Judges also had strong reason to find the accused was psychotic. He will receive compulsory mental health care and not be sent to jail, therefore.

Both of Sigrid’s parents, Tom Schjetne and Ingrid Giskegjerde were present during the final day of the hearing.

Attorney Harald Stabell, representing the deceased' parents, had earlier stated that the parents were prepared for the outcome, but were hoping for a conviction.

Today's ruling to send the man to compulsory mental health care means that the he could in theory repeatedly asked to be released upon petition.

Mr. Stabell stated that this would put a lot of strain on the parents who had wanted to gain some peace of mind.

The attorney also said that the parents would not be surprised if the 38-year-old defendant appealed the verdict.

“They obviously want to put an end to this, but understand that it probably will not happen,” he said.

During the three-week trial, the 38-year-old man denied that he had anything to do with the murder. It is still not clear why Sigrid was abducted or how she was murdered.

According to Mr. Stabell, the parents are hoping that more information will unravel during the Court of Appeal hearing.

The convicted man was ordered to pay NOK 20,000 in compensation to each of the parents. This comes in addition to a just under NOK 73,350.

The appeal has not yet been scheduled, but will probably start in the first quarter of 2014.



Published on Friday, 25th October, 2013 at 21:18 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

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