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Suspect admits being 'involved' in teen death
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Suspect admits being 'involved' in teen death

Published: 04 Sep 2012 16:50 GMT+02:00
Updated: 04 Sep 2012 16:50 GMT+02:00

"My client admits some responsibilty, at least for aggravated assault and manslaughter. That basically means he admits to having been involved in events that have led to the girl's death," the man's lawyer Anton Strand told daily Dagens Nyheter (DN) on Tuesday.

Martin Cullberg, the lawyer of the younger brother, had maintained on Monday that his client denied the crime, leading to the 28-year-old's release during the evening. However, he is now suspected of protecting a criminal.

The two brothers, neighbours of the murdered girl, were both initially arrested shortly after the girl was found dead inside a block of flats.

The older brother had to be treated in hospital after jumping from a window on the third floor of the apartment to escape police making arrests.

Prosecutor Ewa Tvengström, leading the murder investigation, explained at the time of the arrests that the man’s injuries at first prevented a speedy investigation.

But on Tuesday the 31-year-old was remanded into custody by the Attunda District Court under suspicion of murder.

Tvengström couldn't say why the 31-year-old had attacked his young neighbour.

"But we have an idea what lead up to the event," she told news agency TT.

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00:13 September 5, 2012 by geecee61
This is the daughter of a very good friend of mine and we just know that no punishment handed out for this awful,senseless crime is going to be adequate and will leave the already suffering parents even more distraught
07:06 September 5, 2012 by Rishonim
@geecee61, sorry to hear about this unfortunate incident. We all know the Swedish justice system is in place to protect the criminals and to ensure that he will get no more that 2 years in prison; while the parents of this poor child will forever live in despair and tribulation. In this case I think the girl's family should take it up to themselves to apply the street justice to those two criminals
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