A Danish inventor who is serving a life sentence in the murder of a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine has admitted to the crime for the first time in a new documentary, according to reports.
Peter Madsen, 49, answered “yes” during a phone conversation with a reporter who asked him whether he had killed Kim Wall in August 2017 after he invited her on board his 60-foot UC3 Nautilus for an interview, Agence France-Presse reported.
The inventor delivered his mea culpa in the first episode of the series “The Secret Recordings With Peter Madsen,” which Discovery Networks Denmark aired Wednesday, the Danish news outlet jyllands-posten.dk reported.
“There is only one who is guilty, and that is me,” Madsen added in the documentary.
In April 2018, Judge Anette Burkoe and two jurors also found him guilty of sexual assault and defilement of a corpse.
Wall was last seen waving to her boyfriend after boarding the vessel to report on a story about Madsen, well known in Denmark for raising money to build rockets and subs.
Her dismembered torso was found days later at sea off Copenhagen and other body parts were found in weighted bags in October.
Madsen had admitted to dismembering Wall but his story flip-flopped as to how she died. On the stand, he claimed the journalist died from breathing toxic fumes that had built up in the sub.
During the trial, prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen accused Madsen of torturing Wall as part of his violent sexual fantasies.
In the new documentary, Madsen does not elaborate on how Wall was killed.