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Malmö sniper Peter Mangs found guilty

Malmö sniper Peter Mangs found guilty

Published: 24 Jul 2012 10:36 GMT+02:00
Updated: 24 Jul 2012 10:36 GMT+02:00

Peter Mangs has been found guilty of two counts of murder and several other charges, Malmö District Court announced on Tuesday.

He will now undergo a psychological evaluation.

"Peter Mangs has ruthlessly ruined the lives of several people. These crimes have been committed in a terribly cold and cyncial way, completely devoid of any feeling. We argue that he had the clear intent to shoot foreigners," said chief prosecutor Solveig Wollstad, according to news agency TT.

Mangs was facing 20 charges of which the court ruled that he was guilty of 13, among these two murders, four attempted murders and three cases of illegal threats.

"This is what we have been hoping for. Even if I have felt all this time that it must be so, this is the truth, seeing as the decision comes from the court," said one victims' mother to TT.

In one of the three murder charges against Mangs, the court didn't feel that the evidence was convincing enough to find him guilty.

However, Mangs will now undergo a psychiatric evaluation lasting some four weeks.

The result of this evaluation will be presented in August when his defence lawyers and the prosecutor will argue what penalty he should receive.

"The penalty for these crimes should equate to life imprisonment," Wollstad argued.

"He should definitely be punished, that is the consequence of what he has done. But to me it isn't important, I won't get my daughter back regardless. Never ever. We have to live with this for the rest of our lives," the victim's mother said to TT.

Mangs was arrested in November 2010 after a massive manhunt following a string of shootings against people of immigrant origin that gripped Sweden's third largest city with fear.

On Tuesday, he was also found guilty of four of the 12 counts of attempted murder he had been charged with, after having fired numerous shots with his Glock 19 pistol at homes, businesses and cars as well as out in the open, seriously injuring a number of people and coming close to killing many others.

The ruling is expected in the first or second week of September.

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

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14:10 July 24, 2012 by Swedishmyth
The punishment will be mercy, as always. It would probably take nuking a major city to get life in prison in Sweden.

The Swedish legal system's fetish for the guilty and indifference to the victims is downright psychotic.
19:46 July 24, 2012 by HungarianAmerican1975
I find it amusing how they show the name and even the picture when the person is white. All other times they won't even mention a name, let alone a picture when its a third-world criminal.
21:46 July 24, 2012 by Swedishmyth
#2: Because doing so would wreck their narrative of cultural equality, and make the truth about immigration and crime uncomfortably obvious. Uncomfortably, that is, for the media that, for whatever reasons they've conjured up, thinks it has a vested interest in concealing the course that Sweden is heading down.
22:02 July 24, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
@HungarianAmerican - I was thinking the same thing.
22:02 July 24, 2012 by awash
hmm, for obvious reason there are only 3 comments on one of the headline stories. let me guess, angels are ranting hundreds of tirades against certain group of ppl who are observing their religious practices but harm not a single person. epic.

#2 &3 your empathy is epic
22:49 July 24, 2012 by matona1
HungarianAmerican1975,Swedishmyth and Spuds MacKenzie ,i think 3 of should apply for the job if you are no satisfy,or get use to swedish site and practice your race inequality there
03:22 July 25, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
@awash said "group of ppl who are observing their religious practices but harm not a single person."

Va?? Seriously?? These "people observing their religious practices" are responsible for the ovewhelming majority of crimes in Sweden and all other countries in Europe. Open your eyes.
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