On July 12 last year, Christian Halvorsen was shot outside his home in Askim. He was 43 when he was found by his partner last summer.
The police received the report of the seriously injured man at 22:22. Life-saving measures were taken when emergency services arrived at the home, but the father of the family’s life was not saved. The police put in great resources to find the culprit.
Two people were arrested six days after the horrific incident, but the police dropped the charges against them.
The youngest of those arrested is a 33-year-old man from Askim who remained Arrested in a dramatic police actNow charged with murder.
According to the indictment, Christian Halvorsen, 33, shot him in the back with a rifle.
The man was also accused of violence against the deceased after an episode in January 2020, in which he allegedly hit Halvorsen several times in the face.
The 33-year-old is also charged with 12 cases of theft and a number of other crimes, as evidenced by the four-page indictment.
According to Ole Peter Drifland, who is defending the man, he is linked to the crime and murder scenes, but does not plead guilty after the indictment.
– He confessed to killing negligence related to a defect in the weapon. We were hoping this was the indictment, but it’s up to the court to make the decision, says Drevland.
The weapon exploded by accident. Drevland says it should never have happened and is deeply affected by it.
Torger Luthru is a police attorney for the Eastern Police District and has worked on the murder since the incident.
It’s a thorough assessment of the state of the evidence, Luthro tells Dagbladet, which is why the police chose to go to trial for premeditated murder. despite the accused’s wishes.
It is the totality of the evidence that makes the police believe that the murder was premeditated, says Torger Luthru.
At the heart of this assessment are, among other things, the motive, technical investigations, and credibility of the defendant’s interpretation in relation to these and other factors. Police say the attorney general has chosen to follow the police’s recommendation, Luthru says.
The police attorney says there are many challenges associated with the investigation.
The challenge was the fact that there were no witnesses to the murder itself. This means technical investigations into the case are key, Torger Luthru tells Dagbladet.
According to the police lawyer, initially there were also objections related to the fact that some witnesses did not want to speak to the police about the case.
He does not want to delve into the course of events before the murder.
The police have an opinion on this. However, this and the defendant’s interpretation will be the subject of processing during the main trial, and not something the police want to delve into now, says Torger Luthru.
The court has set aside eight days for the case, which will be held at Volo and Nordrey Ostfold County Court from November 11.
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