Somali man kills his 39-year-old wife in Norway

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A Somali man is in prison after he allegedly confessed to killing his 39-year-old wife in the Norwegian town of Askøy on Wednesday, officials said.

The 41-year-old man reportedly turned himself in to police after he murdered his wife —the mother of his six children, aged between one to 18 years old, according to reports.

“The police received a message at 13:21 on Wednesday about a man who had reported to the prison in Bergen, saying that he had murdered his wife,” Helge Spell, Askøy town’s sheriff, told Norway’s VG newspaper.

“We don’t know why he reported to the prison.”

Police said they have gathered the six children in the same place, and they are now being taken care of by child protective services.

“We have put our best people on the job of taking care of those children,” said Siv Høgtun, mayor of Askøy. “We are now fully focusing on taking care of these children. This is a very tragic event.”

Police said they don’t know if the children were at home when the incident happened.

Authorities said they are conducting investigations and the motive for the murder is unclear.

“She was a nice and kind lady, and one wouldn’t be able to find more well behaved children,” said Monica Rong, the victim’s neighbor.