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Three years in prison for brutal knife attack

Published: 08 Sep 2012 10:29 GMT+02:00
Updated: 08 Sep 2012 10:29 GMT+02:00

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for brutally attacking and stabbing a Gothenburg cab driver when it was time to pay the bill.

The attack occurred earlier this summer during Metaltown, a hard rock festival in Gothenburg. The 23-year-old attended the festival, and when leaving chose to take a cab back together with two friends, according to the newspaper Expo.

When they arrived to their destination, however, instead of bringing out his wallet the 23-year-old brought out his knife and pressed it against the driver’s throat.

The 23-year-old is an active member of the Nazi organization Right Wing Resistance, reports Expo. The organization is originally from New Zealand, but a few members have started up a local wing in Sweden.

The cab driver was stuck in the driver’s seat during the attack, with the seatbelt still attached, and was unable to free himself as the knife-wielding 23-year-old attacked him.

In the court room he said that as he pleaded for his life, the 23-year-old allegedly responded “You don’t understand anything, the idea is to slaughter you”.

As the cab driver finally succeeded in fleeing, he managed to alert police and an ambulance to the scene.

Despite the 23-year-old denying all crimes, the district court sentenced him to 3 years in prison for the attack.

The Local/cg (news@thelocal.se)

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11:22 September 8, 2012 by Just_Kidding
Don't they have cameras in cabs? if not, they should start putting them in.
14:42 September 8, 2012 by Grokh
3 years for attempt murder , hate crime, not paying tax bill.

/facepalm
23:16 September 8, 2012 by Flutterbye
Wow three whole years, about the same as he would have got in the UK, it must be sooooo scary being a criminal these days with such long sentences being handed out.......NOT.
18:15 September 9, 2012 by dogtom
Notice that all you racists are a bit slow to raise the question of the ethnicity of the perpetrator of this crime. Maybe he's a friend of yours. Sounds like the kind of person you could relate too...
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