>> The Danish inventor accused of killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his private submarine last summer may now face life in prison. Prosecutors have now charged Peter Madsen with murder and sexual assault over an original charge of involuntary manslaughter. And they say he either strangled the 30 year old woman or cut her throat.
Madsen denies both charges. Wall was last seen alive when she embarked with Madsen aboard his submarine from Copenhagen last August. She was interviewing the entrepreneur obsessed with do it yourself engineering. Reuters profiled one of his endeavors, these space rockets, five years ago. Yet, the first days after Wall's disappearance, brought conflicting accounts for Madsen.
First, he said he dropped her off on shore before his sub sank in a sea disaster. Then he said, she died in a freak accident and he buried her at sea. But authorities say Madsen appears to have deliberately scuttled the watercraft and attempted to hide Wall's body by dismembering it and weighing it down on the ocean floor.
Friends and family say Kim Wall was a driven, but warm and humble women. She traced stories freelance across the globe, even inside North Korea, would sell them to multiple outlets. The family says, she made a difference in the world.