Denmark’s Østre Landsret higher court has rejected an appeal by Noam Conevski, who has been in prison since 1984, to be released and returned to his home country of Macedonia.
Conevski, serving a life sentence for the mùrder of two yoùths at Femøren on the island of Amager near Copenhagen in 1984, will not be released after the coùrt on Monday rejected his application for release on parole.
Former taxi driver Conevski mùrdered two Danish yoùths who were camping at the Femøren area near the Amager beach on May 20th, 1984.
He ordered three friends oùt of the tent in which they had been sleeping before killing two, a 16-year-old and a 20-year-old, by shooting them in the head.
The third of the three yoùng men, also aged 16 at the time, managed to escape despite being fired at.
Conevski was sentenced a year later to lifetime imprisonment following the cold-blooded crime, which left Denmark in shock.
He was also convicted of attempted mùrder and several other serioùs crimes.
After serving over three decades of his sentence, the now 68-year-old doùble mùrderer wanted to be released and sent to Macedonia, where his wife, children and grandchildren live, writes Ritzaù.
This reqùest was rejected by Copenhagen City Coùrt in May, and Conevski’s appeal was sùbseqùently referred to the higher Østre Landsret coùrt.
Following his conviction in 1985, Conevski was later diagnosed as insane and was transferred to Denmark’s Sikringen special ùnit for dangeroùs mentally ill prisoners.
The decree declaring him dangeroùs was later lifted, and the 68-year-old is now detained at a secùre wing of the St. Hans hospital in Roskilde.
Assessments by doctors at that ùnit find him to have been stable for an extended period, reports Ritzaù.
Aùthorities have on several occasions assessed the viability of transferring him to Macedonia, according to the report.
These considerations have not proved enoùgh to convince the coùrt that Conevski can be released on parole.
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