The man accused of killing 25-year-old Marianne Hansen at Hellerud in Oslo on the night of June 8 this year is dead, the newspaper VG reports.
The 30-year-old man, a Romanian citizen, died at Ullevål hospital on Friday, police lawyer Børge Enoksen in the Oslo Police District told the newspaper.
He had been hospitalized there since last Monday after he had tried to take his own life in his cell in Oslo prison the same day.
The police have previously questioned the man several times. They will complete the criminal case investigation, but there will be no main hearing in court.
“The accused has given the police a detailed explanation of the course of events and the motive for the murder and the incident on E6,” Enoksen said.
The accused’s defense counsel, Cathrine Grøndahl, has so far not wished to comment on the case to VG.
Killed out of frustration
The accused has explained that he committed the murder on the night of June 8 out of frustration – as the woman did not want to continue the relationship. The murder took place inside the apartment where Hansen lived.
The man has pleaded guilty to the murder. On Wednesday, July 7, the Oslo District Court extended the man’s imprisonment for eight weeks.
The woman got to know the man through their workplaces in Oslo, and they began a relationship a few weeks before the murder on the night of June 8.
The police found a dead woman in an apartment in Hellerud east of Oslo around 7 AM on Tuesday, June 8. The police searched the address after the man collided head-on with a van on the E6 in Eidsvoll at AM the same day.
The man was also charged with attempted murder by car after the frontal collision shortly after the murder.
He allegedly drove in the wrong lane on the E6 for about 1.3 kilometers before he deliberately drove into the oncoming car in the 110 zones on the four-lane road north.
One of Norwegian’s planes full of tourists did not have the necessary paperwork for landing and had to turn around and return to Oslo.
The plane was on its way to Antalya in Turkey and had arrived in Bulgaria when it became clear that the papers were not in order, newspaper VG writes.
Press contact Eline Skari in Norwegian confirms that the plane had to return to Oslo.
“The reason is that the Turkish authorities did not accept the changed flight registration as the aircraft has been transferred to the Norwegian register.
“This has been corrected immediately in the papers of the Turkish authorities. A new aircraft and crew are in place at Oslo Airport Gardermoen, and the passengers have a new departure scheduled at 2:00 PM,” Skari wrote in an email to VG around 11 AM.
Norwegian says that they will take care of the passengers and their needs and that everyone will be served a meal on board.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested for violence against the police outside a nightclub at Grünerløkka in Oslo on Friday night.
Those involved were not harmed.
“In general, we have received several reports about noise and commotion.
“There are more people in the city center this week compared to before, so there is plenty to do for the police in the center of Oslo,” operations manager Rune Hekkelstrand at the Oslo Police District told newspaper VG.
Among other things, an 18-year-old has been arrested for disorderly conduct and insulting the police in Møllergata, Hekkelstrand added.
In the autumn, the coronavirus testing capacity in Oslo will be reduced. According to Health Councilor Robert Steen (AP), this will mean a reduction in the number of employees at the test stations.
According to the Health Agency, a total test capacity of 4% is planned from October 1, 2021. In other words, 4% of Oslo’s population will be able to be tested weekly, newspaper Avisa Oslo writes.
At present, the capacity is 5%.
“This means a reduction from 364 to 155 employees at the test stations,” Steen noted.
The further phasing out will take place through the closure of the test stations at Aker Hospital and Bryn fire station. The opening hours at Mortensrud, Rommen, and Adamstuen on the weekends will be limited.
“Between October 1 and the turn of the year, there is a need to have some capacity with private actors for contingency reasons, among other things. It gives us more legs to stand on and increased flexibility for the inhabitants by giving them access to testing spread around the city,” Steen added.
A 17-year-old has been remanded in custody for two weeks with a visit ban after a man in his 20s was stabbed in Strøget in Oslo on Sunday night.
The 17-year-old does not admit criminal guilt, police lawyer Ingvild Myrold told newspaper Dagbladet.
A total of five people have been charged in the case, and two are now in prison.
On Monday, a 17-year-old was remanded in custody for two weeks. Another 17-year-old is also charged in the case but has been released. The two are charged with attempted murder or complicity in an attempted murder. According to police, the victim has life-threateningly injuries.
A police patrol found the victim around 1:25 AM on Sunday. The crime scene is located at Strøget, an alley between Torggata and Storgata. The two 17-year-olds were arrested at 4:30 AM.
Police are also looking for more perpetrators. Several people were seen running from the site in the direction of Oslo Cathedral after the incident.
“I do not want to go into details, but the victim does not appear to be a random victim,” Fengsrud told NTB on Monday.
Witnesses who may have seen something are asked to contact the police via telephone at 02800 or tips.politiet.no.
Oslo (R16, 113mins) Directed by Bartlett Sher ***½
Two years of multi-national negotiations have achieved nothing.
Trapped in a process incapable of building trust, the Israeli government and Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) officials cannot find common ground, in order to end their increasingly deadly conflict.
But while much of the rest of the world has seemingly washed their hands of the pair’s inability to end the cycle of violence and enmity, two Norwegians believe they can help find a solution. Having witnessed first-hand events in the Middle-East during postings there, married diplomats Mona Juul (Ruth Wilson) and Terje Rød-Larsen (Andrew Scott) believe the way forward is to facilitate intimate discussions between people from both sides.
However, with the Israelis having declared it against the law for anyone from their government to meet with the PLO, initial meetings need to be held in secret and using other members of “the small country’s intelligentsia”. Yair Hirschfeld (Dov Glickman) is a professor of economics who sees many benefits in a negotiated peace and, after an initial London-based chat with the PLO’s Ahmed Queri (Slim Daw) goes well, Juul and Rød-Larsen decide to up the ante, by inviting them both and others to an informal summit at a remote country house near Oslo.
There are those within the couple’s own government though, who believe their optimism is foolhardy and their goal simply unachievable. “In the last few years, the Berlin War has fallen, Russia has broken up, what better time to attempt the impossible?” Rød-Larsen retorts.
While the prospect of near two hours of “drama” focused around real-life conflict resolution and political negotiations from almost 30 years ago may fill many a potential viewer with dread, Oslo manages to skilfully wring plenty of compelling tension out of the premise.
Of course, it helps that screenwriter J.T. Rogers’ tale was already a Tony Award-winning play. Like Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon, this does a great job of re-creating the stage version’s tensest and thought-provoking moments, while attempting to craft something more cinematic.
Director Bartlett Sher is best known for capturing Met Opera productions and there are certainly some eye-catching and well choreographed scenes, while the production design and costuming is top-notch.
Not everything gels though, some of the flashbacks to Juul’s time on streets of Gaza feel a little manipulative and forced, while the shared names of significant women in two of the main protagonists lives weirdly reminds one of Batman vs Superman.
Scott (Fleabag’s Hot Priest) and Wilson (The Affair, His Dark Materials) are solid, if unspectacular as the leads, the likes of Daw and Munich’s Igal Nagor (who plays the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ legal advisor) providing most of the verbal fireworks.
Perhaps the true scene-stealer though is Geraldine Alexander’s Toril, the Norwegian house’s cook who manages to defuse increasing tensions via her addictive waffles (having earlier threatened disaster by suggesting putting roast pork on the menu).
Despite not always being truly engrossing, Oslo does manage the impressive feat of making a photocopier jam a moment of almost unbearable intensity.
Oslo debuts on SoHo at 8.30pm on Sunday, July 11. It will be available to stream on Neon from July 17.
A total of 22 new corona infection cases have been registered in Oslo in the last 24 hours – three below the average for the previous seven days.
In the last two weeks, an average of 22 infection cases has been registered per day.
The infection rates are highest in the Nordstrand district, with 76 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks. Nordstrand is followed by the districts of Frogner (74) and St. Hanshaugen (67).
The Alna district currently has the lowest infection rates, with 20 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks.
A total of 37,641 Oslo citizens have been registered as infected with coronavirus since March last year.