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84-year-old killed for 'not lending grandson her car'

Published: 09 Jan 2012 16:22 GMT+01:00
Updated: 09 Jan 2012 16:22 GMT+01:00

The man, a resident of Borås in western Sweden, is suspected of having stabbed and beaten his grandmother in October of last year before suffocating her to death by rolling her head up in a rug, the local Borås Tidningen (BT) reported.

After allegedly killing his grandmother, the man then took her mobile phone and drove off in her car only to later run off the road.

He then called his mother, who came to pick him up.

The 22-year-old then explained that something terrible had happened to his grandmother.

The man's mother called the police, who subsequently found the 84-year-old with stab wounds and head trauma. She also had her head tightly wrapped up inside a rug.

The 22-year-old was arrested later that evening and remanded in custody several days later.

Investigators found traces of the 22-year-old's DNA on the shaft of a knife believed to be used in the deadly attack, as well as blood from the 84-year-old grandmother on the man's clothes.

While the grandson has admitted he was present at his grandmother's home, he has yet to provide a full account of what took place, despite several interrogations.

The man was said to have a good relationship with his grandmother, but prosecutors believe the 84-year-old's refusal to lend her car to her grandson, who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time, may have led the 22-year-old to kill her.

“One can only speculate as to why he was so determined to borrow the grandmother's car. An educated guess could be that drugs may have had something to do with it,” prosecutor Daniel Edsbagge told BT.

In filing the murder charges on Monday, Edsbagge said he believed he had “solid evidence” implicating the 22-year-old in his grandmother's death.

According to BT, the man had been charged with a number of other crimes earlier in the year, including attempted assault, petty theft, and a number of drug offences.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

16:57 January 9, 2012 by samson123
he ll do 9 years max....just watch...
17:00 January 9, 2012 by Valdemaratterdag
...and out in 3.
17:07 January 9, 2012 by Svensksmith
What a putz.
17:29 January 9, 2012 by this_aint_sparta
What car was it?
17:45 January 9, 2012 by KungsholmenGuy
Thanks to his decision to use drugs or alcohol before the killing, it will be deemed completely involuntary or accidental, so my guess is a 3 year sentence and out in 2.
18:05 January 9, 2012 by RobinHood
If he joins a violent gang, he will be out in a month.
20:38 January 9, 2012 by muscle
8 years for the grandmother for being the victim

!
20:49 January 9, 2012 by Soft Boiled
It´s not completely his fault. Old people can be annoying
21:38 January 9, 2012 by ironman294
This poor boy, its not his fault he does drugs, he was forced to be on drugs and his grandmother was so cruel and mean to not lend her car. He will be awarded 100,000 SEK from his grandmother's will and get a vacation in Mallorca and counseling for 3 months and then a flat for 1 year for free. He will then rape a girl and then receive an award from the local community for not killing her as well. Swedish Justice!
23:40 January 9, 2012 by strixy
Apparently he had trouble with accepting 'no'. Possibly due to not practicing enough in his early years maybe?
00:26 January 10, 2012 by jack sprat
Swedens nanny state is increasingly breeding a nation of spoilt brats which carry on their disgusting habits and childlike "want it and want it now" attitude well into adulthood.
02:10 January 10, 2012 by jomamas
He murdered someone, therefore he must be insane, therefore he must not be punished.

A state pension should make him feel better about himself.
15:15 January 10, 2012 by Grindsprint
Despite what above commenters say, I bet he will get life. out in 16-18. That is swedish justice in reality. say what you want.
17:16 January 10, 2012 by KungsholmenGuy
@ Grindsprint

I find your view difficult to reconcile with these two recent events:

A 21 year old got a 6 year sentence, 4 years minimum in prison, and 50,000 SEK fine, for a conviction of 'murder, bordering on torture' for his videotaped killing of a school teacher.

Better still is the recent sentence of a 38 year old man, who, without using any drugs or alcohol, kicked his mother to death, and got a sentence of 3 years in prison.

The guy who kicked his mother in law to death also got a 180,000 SEK fine, which is lower than the 189,500 SEK fine to a man from Götland who chopped down a few of his neighbour's pine trees to get a better view of the sea. By this metric, plant life would seem to be worth more than human life in Sweden.

Add to this the recent news that judges are giving lighter sentences to gang members who are guilty of illegal arms possession.

The Swedish sentencing system is so ridiculously lenient that it creates no serious disincentive to commit violent crimes of any kind.

This murderer will not be in prsion 16 to 18 years. In England? Sure. In Sweden? Never.
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