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A man in his 20s is charged with murder after a man in his 30s was confirmed dead in a home on Bjørkelangen in Romerike on the night of Sunday. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Of NTB | 26.05.2024 13:03:07

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 confirmed that a man in his 30s had died.

There were several people present when the police arrived at the home, including the man in his 20s, now charged with murder, who was arrested. In a press release on Sunday afternoon, the police state that there were also two minor children among the people at the address.

– 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.

In the press release, the police state that there was a family relationship between the deceased and the accused.

The accused has been appointed lawyer Per Ove Marthinsen as his defender, who speaks Romerikes Blad that his client is affected by what has happened. It is not yet clear how the man accused of murder will respond to the question of criminal guilt.

– He acknowledges the actual conditions, says the defender Television 2.

During Sunday, it will also be clarified whether the accused will be produced for remand.

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 Romerikes Blad.

The two minor children who were at the address are being followed up by the municipality’s crisis team and the child protection service, the police say.

The man, who is charged with intentional homicide, was taken to the detention center in Lillestrøm on the night of Sunday. He is scheduled to be questioned there during Sunday afternoon or evening.

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 VGbut the work continues throughout the day.

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