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Woman stabs boyfriend after disappointing sex

A 40-year-old man from Luleå received life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in the lung by his 28-year-old Russian girlfriend. The pair were staying at the man's apartment in the northern Swedish town when they got into a heated argument about their relationship.

The 40-year-old says that his girlfriend was disappointed with the quality of their sex that evening.

Having acquired a short-term visa for herself and her young son, the woman came to Luleå for a holiday in early January.

“The woman has a steady job in Russia. She works at a chicken farm and her son is in school,” district prosecutor Karin Hansson told The Local.

The woman’s boyfriend has worked in Russia for a many years and the pair had been together for just over a year.

But on the night in question a discussion about their relationship ended in violence.

“There was a conflict. She grabbed a knife and stabbed him,” said Hansson.

The woman claims that she grabbed the first item that came to hand, only realising later that it was not a pen or a fork as she had initially thought.

She told police that she later hid the knife in a wardrobe.

“He received a stab wound through the lung. The woman then contacted some neighbours, who called the SOS number,” said Hansson.

When emergency services arrived at the apartment the man was unconscious and his pulse was weak, newspaper Norrländska Socialdemokraten reports.

“The rescue team managed to save his life. There was a lot of blood,” said Hansson.

The man was able to recover from his injuries after a successful emergency operation on his right lung.

Police arrested the woman and took her to the station with her young child.

Both parties agree that the dispute stemmed from dissatisfaction with their sex life. But their versions of events differ on other points.

For example, police discovered a loaded gun in the apartment. The woman claims that she stabbed her boyfriend in self-defence after he had pointed the gun at her head.

He claims however that her fury was borne solely of disappointment with the evening’s sex. While he had indeed borrowed a gun from a friend, it had not been produced on the night in question.

The case will go to trial at Luleå district court on Friday.

“I have pressed charges for deportation,” said Hansson.

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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.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

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. 

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