19-year-old admits murder of Nicoline (20)
There was a gasp through the courtroom when the 19-year-old chose to change his explanation and in court on Friday admitted that he was behind the murder of Nicoline Plintic last summer.
The 20-year-old was found dead in a pool of blood in an apartment in the city of Køge south of Copenhagen on 14 July 2020.
Surprising new evidence
In the trial, prosecutor Kristen Jensen said that there had been new evidence in the case, several Danish media report. A fellow prisoner’s cell was intercepted by the police and it was information the accused provided while visiting this fellow prisoner that led him to change his explanation in court. The wiretapping itself was not played in court, and it is not known what details it contains.
When the 19-year-old’s defender, Anders Riisager, informed the court that the accused confessed to the murder, Nicoline’s mother, Maria Plintic, broke down crying in court, reports Extra Bladet.
Defendant announced that the confession the man made in November last year, a confession he later withdrew, is correct. In addition to this, he continues to deny the charge.
Sent image to co-defendant
In that confession, he explained that he attacked her friend from behind and strangled her when she came by to pick up a wire. He is also said to have beaten her several times before stabbing her in the neck with scissors.
He then took and then sent a picture of the killed 20-year-old to a 24-year-old comrade. This comrade is also co-accused of the murder, as the prosecution believes the two agree together that they should kill the woman. The 24-year-old has denied guilt in the case.
The 19-year-old has previously claimed in court that Nicoline must have been killed by members of a motorcycle gang as a result of a dispute the two had with leaders of a local motorcycle gang in connection with drug sales.