Today, Peter Madsen — inventor, engineer, and owner of the world’s largest sponsored submarine and head of the famous “Rocket Madsen Space Lab” — is formally accused of murdering Kim Wall, a civil libertarian journalist. A Swede who has been writing something. by Madsen. Copenhagen prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said the killing of the Wall was accidental and called the case “very strange and disturbing.”
Madsen was also charged with aggravated assault, indecent exposure to a corpse, and with “sex other than sex of a particularly dangerous nature.” Madsen’s trial is set to begin on March 8. If convicted, Madsen faces a life sentence. There is also a petition before the court that he be committed to a secure mental institution indefinitely if he is determined to be mentally ill and pose a danger to others.
Rocket man, U-boat captain
Madsen, who was once one of the following members Copenhagen Suborbitals-which describes itself as “the world’s only sponsored space program” – has what can be widely described as an exit with the group in 2014. “He had a dispute with other members for years, including the board, ” Copenhagen Suborbitals spokesperson wrote in a statement published in September. “This ended in June 2014, and created a deep rift between Peter Madsen and the rest of us.”
Around the same time, Madsen began to dispute the ownership of the UC3 Nautilusthe submarine that has taken the construction of with an association called Ubådsforeningen UC3 Nautilus, which includes some members of the Copenhagen Suborbitals. Madsen led a failed attempt in 2013 to businessmen repair to the submarine and then went on to claim that he had “moral rights” to the sub, which he had used to help with some of the Copenhagen Suborbitals launches. The team launched the spacecraft to its own space lab, Raketmadsens Rumlaboratorium (also known as RML Spacelab) in March 2015. (Raketmadsen, or “Rocket Madsen,” is Madsen’s nickname.)
Starting last February, Madsen began seriously promoting his own space race in a series of videos, in which he claimed credit for the Copenhagen Suborbitals’ earlier rocket efforts. It was this effort that attracted the attention of Kim Wall, who set out to write about space exploration.
But in the process, Wall apparently shifted his focus to the UC3 Nautilus. And on August 10, we see that he entered the company that Madsen made as he was leaving Refshale Island (Refshaleøen).
The tragic evolution of history
Madsen was found the next day getting out of the boat as he drowned in the shallow waters of Køge Bay. He said after he was rescued that there had been a problem with the ballast system and the sub began to sink while above decks with the hatch open. He also said he had removed the fence at Refshale the night before. But ten days later his story sank as quickly as the ribs had when Wall’s decapitated and dismembered body was found floating on the beach, and some of his blood were found in the back of the ribs. The autopsy found that Wall had been stabbed several times in the chest and genitals.
Madsen later claimed that Odi had died when he accidentally dropped a hatchet on his head and had buried him in the sea – but denied that he had taken it upon himself to do so. He also said he deliberately sank the boat as a suicide attempt, but then changed his mind at the last moment—and that his original statement to police was to buy him time to sort out his personal affairs. in order before he was imprisoned.
But then in October, the bags containing his head and legs, along with his clothes, a knife, the pipe they used to put the bags in, and the saw they used to cut his body, were all taken by the diver There were no signs of trauma to Wall’s skull.
Also in October, videos showing the torture and humiliation of women were found on a computer in Madsen’s RML Spacelab. Madsen said the videos were not his. But he revised his story again, admitting to killing Odi but saying he died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a leak in the diesel engine’s exhaust system.
Prosecutors now say Madsen intentionally killed Odi, either by cutting her throat or strangling her, then cutting her body and throwing her into the water. A verdict in Madsen’s trial is expected by April 25; Danish officials have stated that they plan to destroy the Nautilus after the investigation.