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Woman stabs boyfriend, claims ‘self-defence’

Published: 27 Aug 2012 16:27 GMT+02:00
Updated: 27 Aug 2012 16:27 GMT+02:00

“Self defence is what her lawyers are saying, but we have a different view on that, which I can’t disclose,” said deputy chief prosecutor Ulf Back to daily Aftonbladet shortly after the incident.

The 49-year-old Wallin was found dead at the end of June in his house in Högbo, near Gävle in eastern Sweden. His 41-year-old girlfriend had alerted police and told them what had happened after returning back to her home in Södertälje, south of Stockholm.

After a rocky relationship followed by a brief separation, Wallin and his girlfriend had reunited, were moving in together at his new house and spending the midsummer celebrations there together with two of the woman’s young children.

However, at some point during the night Wallin’s arms were slashed by a blade and he was violently stabbed in the chest.

“He was subjected to ruthless violence,” said a police source to Aftonbladet at the time.

According to the girlfriend there was some violence prior to the incident, resulting in her grabbing the knife, which had been left on a table, so that Wallin wouldn’t get to it first.

After the incident, the woman reportedly photographed Wallin’s body and took her two children and left. Well back at home she called the police and told them of what had happened.

Police say that there is no clear motive to the murder but that the girlfriend’s testimony indicates that a large amount of alcohol had been drunk over the course of the evening.

The forensic analysis shows that Wallin was lying down when he was stabbed and according to a witness statement the woman had given a detailed account of what she had done to a friend after returning home.

The friend said in interrogation that the woman told her how she had waited until Wallin was asleep before deciding where to stab him.

“We’ve spoken to that witness a number of times,” said Back to Aftonbladet.

The woman, however, claims that she stabbed Wallin in self-defence. She hasn’t been able to explain why she took photos of his wounds an hour prior to leaving the house.

“I want to wait until I have heard the witnesses again before I say anything about the motive. Her version of events is not unambiguous,” Back told Aftonbladet.

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Your comments about this article

16:57 August 27, 2012 by Rishonim
This sounds like premeditated murder to me. Send her away with the usual three years in the slammer.
17:30 August 27, 2012 by fikatid
At most she would get a year or two in prison, if convicted since she is not dealing with drugs. That is how Swedish judicial system works.
17:33 August 27, 2012 by Hisingen
Might even get away with a slap on the wrist. Justice does have its querks in Sweden.
23:02 August 27, 2012 by olga118
Hmmmm......She kills him and then takes photographs to....preserve the forensic evidence, perhaps? Sure. That's believable.
23:17 August 27, 2012 by BackpackerKev
Its obvous she is not mainstream swedish and thus she must be mentally unstable and will not receive a proper sentence but living it up in a 5star mental health facility for the month and then released to look after her children.. In sweden being convicted of murder is no different from going on semester.
10:45 August 28, 2012 by prince T
@backpak. Wat a patetic person u are. Do u want to tell me that main stream swedidh dont have adhd. Or there is nicer version of adhd for swedish. Like i alway said racist brains are shallow. How did u know dat jeanettee is not even swedish or scandinavian
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