By EMMA R.
14 March 2019
A 43-year-old Iraqi man has been charged with homicide and violating the dead in Kymenlaakso District Court, Tundra Tabloids reports.
According to the prosecutor, the Iraqi kicked and beat a 35-year-old acquaintance to death and then treated the body in many ways.
The act took place in an apartment building in the city of Kotka on 26 August 2018.
There was quarreling and then homicide in the apartment. Downstairs neighbors had heard the noise. The blood spatter in the apartment also pointed to a fight.
The neighbours also heard silence and resistance. They called the police who stood at the door of the apartment that evening. However, the 43-year-old did not open the door and the police patrol left.
He was arrested about two months later on 23 October.
The accused denied the charges. According to him, he did not commit violence to his very good friend, but he was confronted with an unexpected sudden death while they had been arguing.
He admitted to the charge of violating the dead.
He did not know that the police could conduct a forensic study to investigate the cause of death. He assumed that if a corpse was found in his apartment, he would be the culprit.
He claimed that if he had known it, he would have called the police. After the act he had struck himself and fell despondent. He was in shock.
According to the prosecutor, the 43-year-old bought an electric knife saw and garbage bags the next day. He moved the victim’s car to another location away from the owner’s road near the house.
He then dug a pit in the woods where the body was to be taken, but he couldn’t carry it. This is why he had decided to cut up the body.
The victim was chopped with a knife and a saw. The neighbors had heard the sawing noise from the apartment and they thought there was a renovation.
The 43-year-old told the police that he had cut off the feet and hands and sawn them into smaller sections.