In 2009, the two defendants paid a visit to the offended. Both the defendants and the victim had been drinking alcohol. One defendant was going to deliver venison to the offended, and they continued to drink together. According to the victim a situation arose, and the victim eventually required that the two men should “get going” and called the police.
During a second call to the police, the offended told that he had been beaten by the two men. He was later taken to hospital. According to the victim, the first accused came to visit him at the hospital, followed by the second defendant who suddenly pulled a gun out of his pocket.
The victim testified in court that he called the police. When the two defendants discovered this, the beating began. According to the two defendants, the offended was acting inappropriate and made sexual comments. In addition, he made sexual harassments about the mother of one of the defendants.
The court concluded that the two accused had inflicted the injuries. The court’s opinion is that the defendants did not act in self-defense. One of the defendants was sentenced to 120 days in jail. His soft gun and telescopic baton was confiscated by the police.
The second defendant was convicted of several other offenses. He is guilty of having used and stored drugs, having threatened to kill a herd of reindeer and threaten to ‘stun a person to death’.
He was also convicted of having a weapon without permission, and that he has not followed the Norwegian rules of firearms and ammunition. The defendant kept a shotgun under a mattress in a dog crate and shot cartridges in a kitchen drawer. He was sentenced to eight months in jail. His weapons were confiscated by the police. He was previously been convicted of domestic violence, and he has made new offenses while this case has been pending.
Both defendants are in their 20’s and have to pay the victim 4.500 dollars (25.000 Norwegian kroner).
Text translated and modified by: Anette Broteng Christiansen, ThorNews
Illustrating photo: Rauma Budstikka