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Danish inventor gets life in prison for brutally murdering journalist

Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen holds a press briefing after a September 2017 decision over the murder case of journalist Kim Wall.
Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen holds a press briefing in Copenhagen, Denmark, over the case involving the death of Swedish journalist Kim Wall in 2017. Photo: Ole Jensen - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images

Peter Madsen, the Danish inventor accused of brutally murdering and sexually mutilating Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine in 2017, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, Reuters' Emil Nielson reports.

The details: 30-year-old Wall was researching Madsen's plans to be the first to launch a human into space in a home-made rocket when she was killed. Madsen was then immediately detained and charged with "homicide, dismemberment and the indecent handling of a corpse," despite having denied killing Wall, the Washington Post reports.