Norway: The Iranian Kurd convicted of stabbing his wife to death has been judged a lasting threat to society, and received an extended sentence
The court found no extenuating circumstances in the murder of Nashmil Kaveh, 39, mother of three, who was stabbed to death by her husband outside the Betzy Crisis Center in Drammen on Oct. 10 last year.
Nashmil Kaveh had sought shelter at the crisis center from her violent husband whom she had been forced to marry as a 15-year-old in Iran, news agency NTB reports.
He was sentenced to 18 years in prison and forvaring, preventive custody judgment that can be used to extend limited Norwegian prison sentences to become effective life sentences.
The Drammen Court ruled that the Kurdish man is paranoid and pathologically jealous, and would pose a danger even after the serving of his sentence. The majority of the judges ruled that the killing was carried out in aggravating circumstances, taking place after the pursuit of the wife, and outside a shelter.
The family's three children, aged 15, 21 and 22, were awarded financial damages and the man was judged ineligible to inherit from the deceased.
"I come from the children now, and they are satisfied with the verdict. Apart from that they have no comment," said legal counsel Monica Lindbeck.
Defense lawyer Karsten Gjone and an interpreter explained the tough verdict to the accused.
"My client acknowledges being present at the scene but not to killing his wife. He was naturally disappointed (by the verdict) but will consider the verdict. We went through the grounds for the judgment and ruling, and we can later assess appealing all or parts of the sentence," Gjone said.
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