A man in Norway accused of murder has been placed in custody!
Posted by African Press International on December 21, 2006
A 27 years old man, a father of small children that the police suspect is behind the disappearance of Rebecca Rist, a prostitute in Bergen, has been placed in custody for 4 weeks to give way for investigations.
He is being charged with kidnapping and murder.
Bergen court, however, has a different opinion. The court is not convinced as yet that the police has good evidence to charge him for murder, but agreed to the police request to put him in custody, because of the kidnapping charge.
The court has ruled that the first 2 weeks in custody, the man has to be in solitary confinement to avoid interfering with the investigations
The accused has denied kidnapping or murdering the woman, according to this lawyer, dr. professor jur, Henry Johan Mæland.
He has, however, agreed that he had sex with her on the 2nd of December, the same day she last seen before she disappeared.
The police have now found out that the woman’s telephone was used by the accused on the 4th of December, 2 days after her disappearance. The police has put all efforts to find her, but without success.
A witness who saw the woman last day befer she disappeared has told the police that she was picked by a white car outside her flat in Bergen.
By Korir, African Press in Norway, APN