Norwegian state police chief Benedict Björnlund issued a formal apology on Monday for wrongfully prosecuting the cousin of Birgitte Tengus, a young murder victim who died 27 years ago. The apology came shortly after state prosecutors indicted another man in his long-running Tengs murder case based on new DNA technology.
“On behalf of the police, I would like to apologize to my cousin, his family and the victim’s family,” Bjornland said. “The murder of Birgitte Tengus is a very serious case that has made an impression on many. When prosecutors reported that they had issued an indictment against his 52-year-old man, it was the long-awaited case for this case. means one step closer to the conclusion of
“There is no doubt that this incident has taken a considerable toll.”
Bjornland wasn’t the only one to apologize Within hours after the indictment was handed down. Ståle Finsal, the former leader of the investigation into the assault and murder of her 17-year-old Tengs on Carmoy Island in 1995, also apologized for the first time, acknowledging the arrest of her Tengs cousin in a new podcast his series. It was a “catastrophic mistake.”
State prosecutors also expressed regret Monday that Tengs’ cousin was indicted, convicted, and later acquitted, but declined to comply with a court order to pay compensation to Tengs’ parents. No. The case has torn Karmoy’s family apart and has exceeded the Norwegian statute of limitations, so the original conviction has not been officially lifted.
The cousin later moved abroad. His father described his past decades as “pure hell” on the national nightly news program of Norwegian Radio (NRK). Dagslevy on monday. Massive damages claims are looming.
The man currently charged with Tengs assault and murder Meanwhile, he continues to maintain his innocence, even though his DNA was found in the stockings Tengs wore the night she disappeared. It will start in early November as a result of the ‘resolved incident’.
This is an alleged recent farce of justice in Norway, which is otherwise seen as having a very strong legal and court system. In the so-called “Baneheia Incident”, her two girls were found raped and murdered in an entertainment area known as Baneheia in Kristiansand. Two young men were arrested, charged and convicted. One of them was recently released after serving a long prison term. Yet another lawsuit is looming.