A Finnish court sentences eight to 10 years in prison for the murder of three teenagers

The prosecutor demanded that all three defendants be sentenced to more than nine years in prison, but the court decided to mitigate the mitigating factors, considering young age and relative unpredictability as mitigating factors.

The longest sentence of imprisonment, 10 years and one month, was sentenced to the oldest accused on the grounds that he had treated the victim the most with violence. The shortest time, eight years and two months, was transferred to the second eldest accused, who left the murder scene for several hours. The youngest defendant was sentenced to nine years and two months in prison for his role in the murder.

The Helsinki District Court ruled that all three defendants should have admitted that the victim was likely to die for his actions. They acted in unison and deliberately killed the victim in cooperation.

The murder was considered particularly cruel because it took place, for example, against a completely defenseless person. The victim did not submit to his injuries until a couple of hours after he had been left lying half-naked on the ground and the temperature was close to freezing.

“The use of violence took several hours and there was violence against it [the victim] has certainly caused him pain and agony, ”the judgment says.

“There were three criminals. The violence lasted more than three hours. The violence took place in three places, the last victim of which was taken away. The means used to commit the act. So the crime is aggravated when viewed as a whole.”

The Helsinki District Court also handed down a verdict on several acts of violence and robbery that had taken place before the homicide.

Aleksi Teivainen – HT

Source: The Nordic Page


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