The Danish inventor charged with killing journalist Kim Wall aboard his homemade Nautilus submarine had a computer containing video of the torture and killing of women, a prosecutor asserted Tuesday.
Senior prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen asserted at a court hearing in that investigators uncovered a complex drive with material on it described as torture on other women.
“We think it’s video recordings of true killing of women,” Jakob Buch-Jepsen said, reportedly a translation in The Ekstra Bladet newspaper, adding some of the videos containing killings done by “decapitation and burning.”
“It’s not just in that we have the same grounds for arrest as before, yet I think they are stronger than last time,” Buch-Jepsen said, adding Madsen should be detained during the hearing. A judicial judge after ruled Madsen will continue to sit behind bars until Oct. 31. as cops continue to investigate Wall’s death.
Madsen’s body moreover had DNA traces from Wall, in addition to scrapes on his face and neck, reportedly Buch-Jepsen.
The inventor, who attended the hearing on a video link with his lawyer, asserted the computer in question has-been used by others, in addition to a trainee at the workshop, who “practically” lived there, the Danish B.T. tabloid reported.
“I would like to clarify in that the computer in the custody of the cops and the items in that have been removed from the space laboratory are not mine,” he asserted in court.
While authorities have not yet officially formally announced a cause of death for Wall, Buch-Jepsen asserted the journalist had a chest wound, and several stitches had been sewn on her torso.
The wounds came “about the onset of death or shortly thereafter,” Buch-Jepsen told the court.
Madsen’s lawyer, Betina Hald Engmark, told the court the autopsy report does not indicate Madsen had sex with Wall prior to her death, the B.T. tabloid reported.
The inventor said Wall died after she was hit by a hatch cover aboard the homemade submarine and bled to death from an open skull fracture.
Wall’s naked, headless body was found Aug. 21 on a Copenhagen beach, 10 days after she was last seen entering Madsen’s sub as part of a tale she was writing.
Her family has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise donations for the “Kim Wall Memorial Fund” — a grant in that will assist support a young female reporter.