Norwegian woman sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention for killing father, former partner

Source: Xinhua| 2019-02-27 01:47:36|Editor: yan
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OSLO, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- A 43-year-old woman in Norway was sentenced to 21 years of preventive detention for killing her father and her former partner, newspaper VG reported Tuesday.

Elisabeth Terese Aaslie from Kristiansand in southern Norway is a mother of seven and has showed signs of psychopathy and several personality disorders, the report said.

Her father was found drowned in a whirlpool bathtub 17 years ago. Twelve years later, her former partner Oystein Hagel Pedersen, 67, died in a hotel room in Kristiansand with sleeping pills laying on the bedside table and floor.

"In this case, there are two deliberate killings. Both are done after planning over time and in cunning ways. There are no mitigating circumstances," the judgment of Kristiansand District Court read.

According to the verdict, the woman deliberately killed the two people by putting them "in powerless, unconsciousness or similar condition."

The motive behind the action against Hagel Pedersen seems to be Aaslie's belief that he was preventing her from getting back the care of her son.

The court held that Aaslie had a financial motive for killing her father.

The woman also stole credit card of the victim and was sentenced to pay compensation of a total of 850,000 Norwegian kroner (98,838 U.S. dollars) to the bereaved and one victim.

Aaslie was also accused of poisoning a third man who survived the attack, the report said.

The woman's defender Olav Sylte told VG that "the case shall continue in the Court of Appeal in three weeks."

During the trial, the woman denied that she killed the victims.