Ove Hansen, better known as Pedal-Ove, who was convicted and later acquitted for the death of his wife, is dead.
the main character in one of the most talked about homicides, Ove Hansen, is dead. He was 75 years old.
It writes Ekstra Bladet.
Ove Hansen, who was better known as Pedal-Ove, was in 1982 conviction for the killing of his estranged wife and was ten years later acquitted, after the DR in a documentary revealed that the man was the victim of a miscarriage of justice.
Poul Hansen, who is the brother of Ove Hansen, confirms the death to Ekstra Bladet.
- It is true. It has been a tough day, " says Poul Hansen to the newspaper.
He has no further comments on the death of the deceased.
According to Ekstra Bladet is Ove Hansen died after a short illness.
just a few weeks ago withdrew the case on the Pedal-Ove, Betnano who got his surname due to the job as fritidsmusiker, once again, the headlines in the media.
It happened on top of the release of a new book and a documentary on TV2 about the historical drabssag.
Ove Hansen's estranged wife, Brita Hansen, disappeared 12. december 1981 without a trace. Seven months later was her body found in the harbour.
She had been kværket to the dead. Her husband, as she had moved from, was arrested, charged and convicted of the killing.
Subsequently began reporters from the DR to dig into the matter. We managed to get the case to The Specific Right of appeal which gave permission for it to be retried.
At the court of first instance, two witnesses tell that they had seen Ove Hansen at the time of the crime, and thus giving him the alibi he needed.
Ove Hansen, was 5.4 million crowns in compensation for the nearly eight years of unjust imprisonment.
the Case was known as the biggest miscarriage of justice.
In a new book by author Michael Teschl, "on The day Brita disappeared", slet, however, nearly 40 years after the killing doubt as to the veracity of the two witnesses and the explanation, which was the primary reason for the complete rejection of Ove Hansen.
the main character doubts himself witnesses statements in the first paragraph of a tv documentary about the case, writes Ekstra Bladet.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 24 November 2019, 01:00