Varg Vikernes Released Without Being Charged

Posted by on July 18, 2013

Varg+VikernesEarlier this week, Burzum frontman Varg Vikernes was arrested on suspicion of “planning a massacre” after his wife purchased four guns. His former lawyer, while admitting he hadn’t spoken to him, said that the evidence against him was “thin.” A French court appears to have agreed with that judgment, as he’s been released from custody with no charges against him. Police were unable to determine that there was any specific threat or target. Vikernes was released one day after his wife, Marie Cachet, was released from custody. While those arrested on suspected terrorism charges can be held for up to 96 hours, Vikernes was only held for three days.

Vikernes and his 25 year-old wife have three children together, who had been staying at her mother’s while the duo was incarcerated. Vikernes claimed that his wife is a member of a shooting club which is why she bought the rifles. Despite them being let go, the frontman will have to return to court at a later date over charges of him making racist statements online against Jews and Muslims. There’s no word on when he’ll be asked to return to court.


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