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Mother and baby stabbed repeatedly: police

41-year-old father pled not guilty to stabbing his 16-month-old baby and 33-year-old wife, the latter of whom was stabbed at least ten times in the neck.

Mother and baby stabbed repeatedly: police
Police investigators at the scene of the stabbing. Photo: Jens Dresling/POLFOTO
The 33-year-old woman who was attacked by her husband in Copenhagen on Monday was stabbed as many as 11 times in the neck, while her 16-month-old son was stabbed numerous times in the neck and upper body.
 
The police charges filed against the woman’s 41-year-old husband, who is the father of the child victim, revealed the gruesome details of the attack, which was carried out in broad daylight in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district. 
 
According to police, the man used a paring knife with a 8.5 cm blade. 
 
Both stabbing victims remain in critical but stable condition. 
 
The suspect appeared in a Frederiksberg court on Tuesday where he pled not guilty to two counts of attempted murder. He will be held on remand for the next four weeks.
 
According to Ritzau, the man is a Somali citizen who has a previous criminal record. He is in Denmark under a scheme known as tålt ophold, in which rejected asylum seekers are allowed to remain in the country due to dangerous conditions in their homelands. 
 
Several residents witnessed the Monday attack and onlookers managed to wrestle the knife away from the man and hold him down until police arrived.  

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Danish court jails woman in 4 billion euro money laundering case

A Danish court on Thursday sentenced a woman to jail for attempting to launder nearly four billion euros, the largest case of money-laundering in the Nordic country's history.

Danish court jails woman in 4 billion euro money laundering case

The 49-year-old Lithuanian woman had confessed to the crime in police interviews, Denmark’s Prosecution Service said in a statement.

Between December 2008 and March 2016, nearly four billion euros were funnelled through a series of companies, all of which had accounts in Danske Bank’s Estonian branch.

“This is the largest amount we have seen in a money laundering case brought before a court in Denmark,” special prosecutor Lisette Jørgensen said in a statement.

“The woman had a role in a large money laundering complex built around 40 Danish limited partnerships,” Jorgensen added.

Using her expertise, she “made it possible for the companies to move money around in order to disguise their illegal origins”, the prosecutor said.

According to the prosecution service, two other defendants in the case have also been linked to the companies. 

One is a 49-year-old former Russian citizen who is in custody after she was extradited from the UK in December 2021, and the other is a 56-year-old Lithuanian man living in Denmark.

The Lithuanian woman sentenced Thursday was given three years and 11 months in prison for laundering millions in a separate case. 

Together with Thursday’s verdict, her total sentence is eight years in jail.

Prosecutors also said the case is connected a larger scandal involving Danske Bank, Denmark’s largest.

The bank is still recovering after it became embroiled in criminal investigations in several countries over some 200 billion euros in transfers that passed through its Estonian branch between 2007 and 2015, involving some 15,000 foreign clients, many Russian.

READ ALSO: Danish police drop money laundering case against Danske Bank directors

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