|Daughter charged with murdering mother|
| [31.08.2007, 12:29am, Fri. GMT]|
|Police are appealing for witnesses after a 35-year-old woman was charged with murdering her mother in her flat in downtown Oslo Tuesday. Police were met with a bloody sight when they entered the flat of the murdered 56-year-old woman in downtown Oslo Tuesday afternoon. A 35-year-old woman, arrested after she cut herself with a knife and threatened to jump from the roof of the building in which her murdered mother lived, was last night admitted to the psychiatric ward at Ullevål hospital.According to witnesses and neighbours, the arrested 35-year-old was the murdered woman’s daughter, Aftenposten.no reported last night. She is now charged with the murder. |
The daughter has failed to show up for her voluntary psychiatric treatment at an out-patient clinic in Oslo since 2003. According to the clinic, known as Tøyen Distriktspsykiatriske Senter, her condition at the time did not warrant forced hospitalization.
The daughter is thought to have murdered her mother with a knife between noon and 3pm Tuesday afternoon. During that time, police received a phone call from the flat in which her mother lived, reporting a burglary. Police believe it was the daughter herself who made the phone call, assistant chief constable Terje Kristiansen said at a press conference Wednesday.
Police, however, left the scene when they did not hear any noise from the flat. They returned less than an hour later when neighbours reported that a woman threatened to jump from the roof of the building.
"After we had returned and taken care of the woman, we could follow the trail of blood leading to the flat on the sixth floor, where we found a dead person," Kristiansen said.
The 35-year-old woman is not yet interrogated by police. Police are appealing for witnesses who may have heard or seen anything from the flat between noon and 3pm Tuesday to come forward.