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Young Woman Missing in Reykjavik

Birna Brjánsdóttir was murdered in January in a case that shook the nation.

Birna's mother: "Not right to connect these terrible events to Birna's memory"

12 Oct It isn't right to connect the terrible events that occurred for Birna Brjánsdóttir to her memory. She was an innocent person who did nothing wrong and had never hurt anybody. She was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and met with a dreadful fate. Birna's mother Silla Hreinsdóttir appeared on news programme Kastljós last night and said that she didn't want the case to be named the Birna case.

Thomas Möller Olsen brought before judges in August.

Greenlandic man sentenced to 19 years in prison for murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir

29 Sep Thomas Möller Olsen has been found guilty of the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January this year. He was sentenced to 19 years in prison at the Reykjanes district court today.

Ni­kolaj Ol­sen at Reykjanes District Court last week.

Birna murder case: Nikolaj was very drunk says witness

1 Sep Nikolaj Wilhelm Herluf Olsen, fellow crew member to Thomas Møller Ol­sen who stands accused of murdering Birna Brjánsdóttir on the morning of January 14th, was extremely drunk, says a witness who works at The English Pub.

The first clue in the case of missing Birna Brjánsdóttir was the red Ria Kio, which appeared on security cameras at Hafnarfjörður harbour where Greenlandic vessel, the Polar Nanoq was docked.

Murder trial: Birna's blood was all over the vehicle

22 Aug Puddles of blood were found in the back seat of the red Kia Rio car which was rented by Thomas Møller Ol­sen and Ni­kolaj Wil­helm Her­luf Olsen, the vehicle which Birna entered into on Laugavegur on the night of January 14th. Police testify that there was so much blood that it was visible straight away inside the vehicle when the found it.

Thomas Møller Olsen covering his face from photographers at the Reykjanes district court today.

Murder trial: Police deny putting pressure on suspects

21 Aug Nikolaj Wilhelm Herluf Olsen was ruled out as suspect in the case of the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir for a number of reasons, one of them being that none of Birna's DNA was found on his clothing whereas DNA was found on Thomas Olsen's clothing. The policeman in charge of the interrogation denies that any pressure was put on the suspects to confess to a crime.

Olsen says it's impossible that he hurt Birna in any way

21 Aug When Thomas Møller Olsen was cross examined by his defandant just before noon he says that he did not hurt Birna Brjánsdóttir.

The hearing took place this morning at the Reykjanes district court.

Birna murder trial: "Suddenly this girl entered the car"

21 Aug Thomas Møller Olsen, accused of murdering Birna Brjánsdóttir, has just made his testimony at the Reykjanes district court and his story has completely changed.

Thomas Møller Olsen at court this morning.

Main hearing in Birna murder case begins

21 Aug The main hearing in the case against Thomas Møller Olsen, accused of murdering Birna Brjánsdóttitr in January and dumping her body in the ocean began this morning at 9.15.

Kolbrún Benediktsdóttir, deputy district attorney, outside the courtroom today.

Bombarded with calls from the media

18 Jul Crew members of the Greenlandic trawler Polar Nanoq continue to testify in court on the actions of defendant, Thomas Möller Olsen, during the hours surrounding the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January.

Polar Nanoq's crew members waiting outside the courtroom today.

Turned off the internet and lied about an engine malfunction

18 Jul Crew members of the Greenlandic trawler Polar Nanoq continue to testify in court on the actions of defendant, Thomas Möller Olsen, during the hours surrounding the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January.

Crew members of Polar Nanoq are giving their statements in court today.

Broke down after receiving a text message

18 Jul Crew members of the Greenlandic trawler Polar Nanoq continue to testify in court on the actions of defendant, Thomas Möller Olsen, during the hours surrounding the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January.

Court hearings in the Birna-case begun at nine a.m. this morning.

“Wonder if they’re here for me?”

18 Jul Seven crew members of the Greenlandic Trawler Polar Nanoq, are giving testimony in court today in regards to the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January. The defendant, Thomas Möller Olsen, was part of the crew.

The defendant still proclaims his innocence.

Delay on the horizon for high profile murder case

15 Jul The trial over the murder of young Icelandic woman, Birna Brjánsdóttir may be pushed back since the court has not received the medical examiner’s valuation.

Sakamaður í máli Birnu Brjánsdóttur leiddur fyrir dómara í héraðsdómi Reykjaness
Skipverjinn segist saklaus af ákæru
Héraðsdómur Olsen huldi andlit sitt er hann var leiddur fyrir dómara

Man charged with Birna's murder still proclaims innocence

27 Apr The man charged with the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir in January, Thomas Möller Olsen, admits that she was inside the vehicle he rented but denies murdering her.

Thomas Möller Olsen at the Reykjanes district court.

Birna's murderer beat her repeatedly in face and head

9 Apr The charges against Thomas Møller Ol­sen, suspected of killing Birna Brjánsdóttir in January, have been revealed to Icelandic media. Olsen is charged with beating her repeatedly over the face and head inside the red Kia Rio vehicle, holding her by the throat with great force and throwing her into the water where she drowned.

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