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Two friends charged in case of desecration


Espen Simonsen was found dead in Skudeneshavn on 20 February last year. PHOTO: Private / Police

Of Egil M Solberg | 20.05.2024 23:56:00

Desecration: Simonsen was found dead in his home on 20 February last year. The two men, one in their 20s and one in their 30s, are charged with grievous bodily harm and desecration, but deny having anything to do with the case, writes Haugesund’s newspaper.

The youngest of the accused, who was arrested on 30 January and remanded in custody for twelve weeks, experiences the charge as surreal, writes the newspaper which has spoken to his defender, Ove Kahrs Wangesteen.

The police are investigating the case extensively and have uncovered serious irregularities.

The younger man was released on April 24, and his defense attorney says he is looking forward to getting on with his life, confident of being believed. The investigation is still ongoing with active follow-up, writes the newspaper.


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