Prosecutor appeals Haga Man sentence

Prosecutors in Umeå are appealing the 14-year sentence against Niklas Lindgren, the Haga Man rapist.

The sentence was passed after Lindgren was convicted in July for five rapes and two counts of attempted murder. Chief prosecutor Annika Öster is demanding that the court of appeal sentence him to life imprisonment.

Lindgren’s lawyer, Leif Silbersky, earlier this week launched an appeal against the convictions for attempted murder.

Öster also says Lindgren should be convicted of two further rapes, one on 6th November 1999 and another on 1st December. In the case of the former Lindgren was convicted in the district court of attempted rape; in the latter case he was found not guilty, the court deciding that there was insufficient evidence against him.