VÄSTERÅS. A 22 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who is thought to be his 21 year old girlfriend in Fagersta on Tuesday. The woman was found dead in the apartment they shared and police arrested the man on the E18 motorway south of Västerås just before 11pm. "/> VÄSTERÅS. A 22 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who is thought to be his 21 year old girlfriend in Fagersta on Tuesday. The woman was found dead in the apartment they shared and police arrested the man on the E18 motorway south of Västerås just before 11pm. " />
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Fagersta murder suspect arrested

VÄSTERÅS. A 22 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman who is thought to be his 21 year old girlfriend in Fagersta on Tuesday. The woman was found dead in the apartment they shared and police arrested the man on the E18 motorway south of Västerås just before 11pm.

The 22 year old was taken into custody on probable suspicion of murder, the lowest degree of suspicion.

It later emerged that the man has a history of violence. According to Aftonbladet he stabbed his mother to death in November 2000 and served two and a half years’ youth detention.

The 21 year old woman was found early on Tuesday morning, apparently wrapped in a rug.

“We were alerted at about 7.30am by a person who had gone into the flat,” said Ulf Palm, press officer at Västmanland police, to TT.

Police said that the woman was last seen on Sunday afternoon. All indications were that she had been murdered, said Ulf Palm, but he declined to say how she had been killed.

The body will undergo a post mortem on Wednesday and police will then make an official confirmation of the identity.

According to Ulf Palm, no witnesses have yet come forward saying that there was a row in the property.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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