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Nautilus Submarine Owner Charged With Murdering Swedish Journalist

© AP Photo / Hougaard NielsThis April 30, 2008 file photo, shows a submarine and its owner Peter Madsen.
This April 30, 2008 file photo, shows a submarine and its owner Peter Madsen. - Sputnik International
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STOCKHOLM (Sputnik) - Peter Madsen, the owner of the home-made Nautilus submarine, has been officially charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose dismembered body parts were found in the sea, Copenhagen's prosecutor's office said in a press release Tuesday.

"Today, Peter Madsen has been charged with murder," the press release read.

Prosecutors said it was a planned murder, and alleged that Madsen either cut the throat of the journalist or strangled her.

​In October, Madsen admitted dismembering Wall's corpse after she had died as a result of poisoning with carbon monoxide inside the submarine.

The Nautilus, with Madsen and Wall on board, went to sea on August 10. The next day, the journalist was reported missing by her friend. Madsen told the police that he did not know the journalist's whereabouts and that he had left her on a beach a few hours after the joint submarine voyage. Later he changed his testimony, saying that Wall had died because of an accident aboard the submarine, after which the sub owner buried her body in the sea.

© AP Photo / Niels HougaardIn this April 30, 2008 file photo, submarine owner Peter Madsen stands inside the vessel.
In this April 30, 2008 file photo, submarine owner Peter Madsen stands inside the vessel. - Sputnik International
In this April 30, 2008 file photo, submarine owner Peter Madsen stands inside the vessel.
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