Suspect in Birna murder case moved to new prison

The man suspected of killing Birna Brjánsdóttir has admitted to attempting to smuggle 20 kilos of hash to Greenland on the Polar Nanoq. He has not admitted to having had anything to do with Birna's death. 

Forensic evidence however shows, according to authorites, without a doubt a connection between the suspect and Birna Brjánsdóttir. 

The suspect, a Greenlandic man who worked on the crew of the Polar Nanoq fishing vessel, has now been transferred from isolation custody to the new Hólmsheiði prison in Reykjavik to await a trial in the case. 

Investigation of the case should be completed soon according to the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police upon which the case will be sent to the District Attorney who will make the official charges in the case. 


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