Rauðagerði murder case passed to prosecutors

03.05.2021 - 15:53
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The so-called Rauðagerði case has been passed to the district prosecutor’s office, deputy district prosecutor Kolbrún Benediktsdóttir has confirmed to RÚV. An Albanian man has admitted to fatally shooting Armando Bequiri, a father of around 30, also from Albania, outside his Reykjavík home in mid-February.

The man’s custody expires nine days from now, by which point prosecutors need to have brought charges in order to carry on holding him. 

The prosecutor’s office has been kept updated throughout the investigation and staff were among those present when police recreated the crime scene at Rauðagerði last week. 

The Kompás investigative journalism programme on Vísir today claims to have evidence the suspected shooter provided a forged police record as part of his application for a residence permit in Iceland and that he is actually wanted by police in Albania. 

The murder investigation is one of the biggest and most complicated in Icelandic history. There are 14 suspects and nine people were in custody at one point. Official records of the investigation fill ten files and three people are suspected of direct involvement in the killing, in one way or another. 

The other suspects in the wide-ranging case are suspected of a variety of other crimes not directly related to the shooting. 

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