Dagur Hoe Sigurjónsson was sentenced this morning to 17 years in prison for killing 20-year-old Klevis Sula last December in Austurvöllur parliament square in Reykjavík, RÚV reports. The Reykjavík District Court also convicted Dagur Hoe of attempted manslaughter for stabbing another man three times on the same occasion, resulting in arterial bleeding. Both of the victims are from Albania.
In addition to the above charges, Dagur was sentenced to pay ISK 1.5 million ($13 000/€12 000) in compensation to the surviving victim, as well as ISK 7.8 million ($71 000/€62 000) to Kelvis’ parents. He is also ordered to pay all legal costs in the case, a total of over ISK 12 million ($110 000/€95 000).
Unnsteinn Örn Elvarsson, Dagur’s lawyer, says the ruling is a “disappointment” to him and his client, adding it was too early to decide whether it would be appealed to the Land’s Court, the judicial tier between district courts and the Supreme Court of Iceland.