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Convicted submarine killer admits murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Issued on: 09/09/2020 – 14:02

Peter Madsen, who was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade submarine, has admitted to the crime for the first time in a documentary broadcast Wednesday.

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The 49-year-old inventor, who was interviewed over the phone, answered "yes" when asked by a journalist whether he killed the 30-year-old woman who was interviewing him in August 2017.

"There is only one who is guilty, and that is me," Madsen said in the documentary.

During his trial Madsen had insisted that Wall's death was an accident on his submarine, but he admitted to chopping up her corpse and throwing her body parts into the sea.

Wall, an award-winning reporter, had boarded the submarine to interview the eccentric and self-taught engineer for an article she was writing.

"Apart from August 10, 2017, I've never done anything to anyone," Madsen said in the documentary series entitled "Secret Recordings with Peter Madsen".

Only the first episode has aired so far.

The series is based on more than 20 hours of phone calls reRead More – Source

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