Oslo brothers slit man's throat with pizza cutter

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 20 Oct, 2015 Updated Tue 20 Oct 2015 22:11 CEST
Oslo brothers slit man's throat with pizza cutter

Two Oslo brothers have been charged with murdering a 22-year-old Somali man by slitting his throat with a pizza cutter, simply because he owed them money.


The brothers, aged 21 and 23, are charged with killing the man in their home in Holmlia in Oslo and then taking his body out to a wooded area and laying it in a ditch. 
In the indictment, the prosecution reported that the two brothers repeatedly struck the man across the face before cutting his throat with a pizza cutter, or a knife, or possibly both. 
The two men are pleading guilty to the murder, which they claim took place in February when they were in a state of intoxication. 
They did nothing to hide the body once they had placed it in the ditch, and phoned the police themselves to report the murder and direct officers to the body. 
“He profusely regrets what happened and is looking forward to receiving his punishment after the case comes to court,”  the elder brother’s lawyer, Ole Petter Drevland, said.
Odd Ivar Grøn, from the law firm Lippestad, is representing relatives of the victim. 
“It has been a tough time for the family and it has been difficult for both his parents and his younger siblings,” Grøn told Norway's Dagbladet.


Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also