Olsen is petitioning for his sentence to be reduced, redirecting the blame for Birna’s murder to his shipmate.
The case represents a miscarriage of justice, said defense lawyer Ragnar Aðalsteinsson, and it’s important that the court admit to its mistakes.
Greenlander Thomas Møller Olsen has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir, as well as the attempted smuggle of 20 kg of hashish.
A woman found seriously injured in her apartment in Reykjavík last night was pronounced dead upon arrival to the emergency room.
The main proceedings of the case against Tomas Möller Olsen, charged with the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir, began today in the district court of Reykjanes, South Iceland.
Thomas Møller Olsen, the 30-year-old Greenlander who has been in custody since mid-January over the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir, has pleaded not guilty at the first court hearing today.
A new book by comedian and journalist Ómar Ragnarsson, Hyldýpið, meaning The Abyss, includes an account by a man who confesses to accidentally killing Geirfinnur Einarsson, a man who disappeared in 1974 and whose body was never found.