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A man has been arrested and charged with murder after a person was confirmed dead at an address at Bjørkelangen in Romerike on the night of Sunday. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Of NTB | 26.05.2024 11:44:08

Crime and justice: The police received a report at around 1.50 a.m. about a serious incident in a home outside the center of Bjørkelangen.

When the police arrived at the scene, they found a seriously injured person. This person was confirmed dead a short time later.

There were several people present when the police arrived at the home, including the man now accused of murder, who was arrested. He is according Romerikes Blad (RB) charged with intentional homicide. According to the newspaper, there is a relationship between the two.

– For now, only this one person has been charged, but we will see what comes after further investigation, operations manager Atle Vesttorp told NTB on Sunday morning.

But it is not yet clear how the man accused of murder will respond to the question of criminal guilt.

– I have not spoken to my client about the charge, but there will be an interrogation once the police have carried out the initial investigations, says Marthinsen.

The municipality’s crisis team is involved, says deputy mayor Per Steinar Stang (Sp).

– The crisis team has been activated and is working to look after everyone involved. Of course, it’s never pleasant to wake up to a message like this, and it affects the entire local community here, he says to RB.

The man accused of murder was taken to the detention center in Lillestrøm, where he is scheduled to be questioned during the day. The man has had lawyer Per Ove Marthinsen appointed as his defender, who tells RB that his client is affected by what has happened.

Police crime technicians carry out crime scene investigations on Sunday. Just before 10 o’clock, crime technicians transported the victim out of the home, writes VG.

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