Friday, September 14th: *Appeal (Day 3) - Denmark - Kim Isabel Wall (30) (Aug. 10, 2017) - Peter Langkjær Madsen (46) charged with premeditated murder in addition to dismemberment & sexual relations other than intercourse of a particularly dangerous nature & indecent handling of a corpse. Plead not guilty. Appeal date continues to 9/14. Verdict was unanimous, by all three judges. The case has already been appealed. 23 minutes after the verdict. In Denmark, a life sentence (Livsvarigt fængsel in Danish) theoretically means life without parole: that prisoners will spend the rest of their lives in prison. However, prisoners are entitled to a pardoning hearing after 12 years, and upon motion of the minister of justice, the Danish King or Queen may grant a pardon, subject to a 5-year probationary period. 9/5/18 Update: Madsen is sentenced to life imprisonment for murder on the Kim Wall. However, he has only appealed against the length of the sentence, the guilty issue will not be re-examined. Defense Attorney Betina Hald Engmark will try to convince the Supreme Court over the next three hearings to mitigate the verdict's judgment in Livstid to Peter Madsen. A final decision is expected on Friday, September 14th. Prosecutor Kristian Kirk read from the verdict in the City Court as part of his documentation in the appeal case. After an overall assessment, the court finds that the accused has killed Kim Wall, finding the court's judgment, which was disposed of in April this year. Appeal hearing continued to 9/12. 9/12/18 Update: One of the judges had to withdraw because he had got a job in a board, and then one can not be a judge according to the Act of Justice. However, it is decided that the main hearing continues, and every judge has one and a half voice. There are thus three legal judges and two judges with three votes in total. If there is a tie, it is the result that benefits an accused. Appeal continues to 9/14. 9/12/18 Update #2: Separate matter: Madsen has agreed to pay 150,000 kroner to the parents of Kim Wall & 120,000 kroner to her boyfriend, Ole Stobbe, as compensation for the loss. Tomorrow he will learn if his appeal against a life sentence has been successful. It is widely predicted it will be reduced to 16 years.