>> The Danish submarine owner accused of killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall on-board says a falling hatch cover killed her. Peter Madsen told a court in Copenhagen Tuesday that he was holding the hatch open for Wall but lost his footing and it slammed shut, hitting her. When she died of her injuries he said he tried to bury her at sea, intending to take his own life afterwards.
Wall and Madsen were on the submarine alone together because she was researching a story on the inventor. Wall's headless torso washed ashore in Copenhagen two weeks ago. The cause of her death has not been determined. Madsen's submarine sank, he was rescued and then arrested. Police have charged him with killing her and abusing her corpse.
It was found weighted with metal to keep it on the sea bed. If found guilty, Madsen faces between five years and life in jail.