81 year old stabs wife to death

An 81 year old man stabbed his 84 year old wife to death in their flat in Sundsvall on Tuesday.

“The man was arrested in the apartment and immediately admitted killing her,” said police spokesman Christer Johansson to TT.

The elderly couple, who had been married for many years, had recently moved into the flat in the residential area of Granloholm. An acquaintance of the pair raised the alarm.

By the time police arrived at the flat the woman was lying dead in bed, with severe wounds.

“She had been stabbed several times in the body. The man who was still in the apartment was arrested and according to the officers who took him he appeared to be somewhat confused,” said Christer Johansson.

The 81 year old did not provide a motive for the incident either at the crime scene or during the interrogation held later in the day in Sundsvall.

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Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

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Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden.