Man gets 12 years for New Year’s Day murder

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced to twelve years in prison for the murder of 25-year-old Samir in a Stockholm suburb in the early hours of New Year's Day.

Five other men were also sentenced by Södertörn District Court for various violent crimes committed in connection with the murder.

The killing occurred after the escalation of a fight between two groups of young men in the Mälarhöjden suburb. The fight began after one of the men vomited outside the front door of an apartment belonging to a member of the other group.

Members both groups began arguing about the incident and soon they began chasing each other on the street outside with knives and other weapons.

Samir, 25, was stabbed to death with a knife. Another man was also stabbed but his injuries were not life-threatening.