the Decision of the Supreme court puts a final punctuation mark for the legal treatment of drapssaken from 1999.
- It is a great relief for the families that it now is put a dot in this nightmare, ” said John Christian in the Fire, who is a lawyer for the bereaved, to the NTB.
The murdered girl’s father, Roar Juel Johannessen, has fought a very long battle to clear up the matter.
- It took 17 and a half years to be finished with this. It takes a bit of time before it sinks in. Now is there any way to think about it that really is the most important, and it is jentungen yourself, he says to NRK.
Hotvedt appealed both to request a milder punishment, and to ask the country’s top court must consider whether the matter, rather should have been brought to the district court than for the appellate court.
It is the appeal over the proceedings which now are discarded. From before, it was clear that the supreme court’s ankeutvalg not allowed the appeal of the sentencing promoted.
Hotvedt (40) was 8. september last year sentenced to 13 years in prison for the murder of 12-year-old Kristin Juel Johannessen in 1999.
the Same man was convicted of murder in 2002, but acquitted a year later because a DNA test showed that hair from the crime scene not descended from him. In 2015, he was arrested again after new analyses of the dreptes fingernails. Gjenopptakelseskommisjonen reopened the case, which ended with a new prison sentence in the Borgarting court of appeal.
Hotvedt is also ordered to pay a total of nearly 4,6 million in damages and compensation to the parents and the sister to Kristin Juel Johannessen.
The drapsdømte the man’s defense attorney, Brynjar Meling, want currently not to comment on the decision before he has got the reasoning from the supreme court’s ankeutvalg.