The woman has been serving a murder sentence for nearly 13 years. It still wasn’t enough for the court.
The woman who shot dead her husband, the father of her children, in Vantaa in June 2010 will not be released on parole, the Helsinki Court of Appeal ruled on Friday.
According to the court, the woman should serve life imprisonment over and above the minimum limit of 12 years. The court justified this on the basis of the planned nature of the crime.
The woman has also received disciplinary punishments in 2021 and 2022, which were also against her release.
At present, the woman has served a sentence of 12 years and 10 months. The average life sentence has recently been 14 years and 8 months.
A woman shot and killed her husband in the upper body with a 45-caliber pistol on June 19, 2010.
The woman shot the defenseless victim twice, the first in the left shoulder and the second in the left upper arm. According to the court, the woman committed the murder in a premeditated and deliberate manner, and the offense as a whole was deemed to be a felony.
The couple had five children. In a 2017 interview with Turku Sanomi, the woman said that killing was the worst thing she had ever done as a mother.
Even today it is difficult for me to accept that it was my fault, the woman told the newspaper at the time.
This is my worst job as a mother. I took both parents away from my children, the woman said.
The woman said that the husband was suffering from mental problems and used to misbehave with her.
– But everything was confusing, I felt that I was working in an emergency.
Still, I got a life sentence for murder. Worst of all, even after years of thinking, I don’t know how I could have handled the situation any other way.
According to the Court of Appeal, the woman has been granted a civilian work permit and has social connections. He has participated in all aspects of prison activities, and except for one mistake, the exit permit has also gone well.
It is possible for the woman to apply to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against Friday’s ruling by the Helsinki Court of Appeal. The woman is now 43 years old.
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