The 23-year-old murder suspect is set to be transferred from Holland to Norway and reached agreement to allow Lippestad to represent him, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
Kristiansen handed himself in to Rotterdam police on Monday after fleeing an 11-day manhunt for his arrest in Norway. The Norwegian is charged for killing his stepfather, Bjarte Hansen, 58, in Øyer, Oppland on the night of August 14th. The remains of his stepfather was found in a campfire in the Hafjell mountain area on the same night.
Police have revealed Hansen died from stab-wounds and the murder likely occurred in the apartment that Kristiansen and his stepfather shared, reported VG. Police will not confirm the cause of death until the autopsy is finished.
A Dutch court on Wednesday will decide when Kristiansen will be transferred to Norway where the man is charged with killing his stepfather in Øyer. After the court meeting, Norwegian police will know how long it will take to get him transferred to Norway.
On Tuesday afternoon, acting police chief, Olav Sørby, informed Kristiansen agreed for lawyer Geir Lippestad to represent him when he is returned to Norway.