There were no traces of exhaust gases found on Danish inventor Peter Madsen’s submarine – casting doubt on his explanation behind the death of a Swedish journalist, according to testimony Tuesday.
Madsen claims freelancer Kim Wall died last August when toxic fumes filled inside his UC3 Nautilus while he was on deck.
But a submarine expert testified that an investigation proved otherwise.
“We have not been able to detect Co2 in the submarine,” Ditte Dyreborg, a lieutenant commander in the Danish Navy, told the court, according to Danish broadcaster DR. “And the experience from military submarines is that it wouldn’t pose a significant risk.”
Madsen, 47, has admitted to chopping up Wall’s body and tossing the parts at sea – but has insisted her death was accidental. He invited the 30-year-old writer onboard for an interview.
Prosecutors said Madsen tortured Wall with a saw and sharpened screwdriver before killing her to satisfy violent sexual fantasies.
Dyreborg is among the final witnesses that will be called in Madsen’s case.
A verdict is expected April 25.
With Post Wires