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>> A Danish inventor told a court Thursday that a Swedish journalist died aboard his submarine after breathing in fumes. Peter Madsen denied murdering Kim Wall last summer, as a trial began in Copenhagen. But he did admit dismembering her corpse and disposing of her body parts. He added that he wasn't thinking rationally at the time.
Madsen's also facing a charge of sexual assault without intercourse of a particularly dangerous nature, replacing an original charge of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors want the 47 year old to be jailed for life. They say the inventor tied up and abused Wall before murdering her. Wall who was 30, was last seen alive with Madsen onboard his submarine last August, while researching a story on the entrepreneur and aerospace engineer.
Some time later, a headless, female torso that washed ashore in Copenhagen was identified as the journalist. The cause of her death is yet to be determined, but prosecutors believed she died from strangulation or cuts to her throat. Adding Madsen searched the Internet for beheading girl just hours before the trip and had videos of real killings of women on his computer.
In court, he died having had any sexual relations with Wall. This is not the first time Madsen has changed his story. Originally claiming he had dropped her off on shore before his sub sank in a sea disaster. Before then, saying she died in a freak accident and had been buried at sea.
Authorities say Madsen appears to have deliberately scuttled the watercraft and attempted to hide Wall's body.