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Hitman admits to ‘at least ten murders’

A 24-year-old man convicted of two murders in Gothenburg in 2002 has indicated that he is the one responsible for a number of other unsolved murders in Sweden. Goran Kotaran was sentenced to psychiatric care for the two murders before eventually being deported from Sweden in February 2005.

In mid-June this year Kotaran was found guilty of three murders committed close to the Croatian border.

Police in Malmö and Gothenburg have now said they intend questioning Kotaran at the Bosnian prison where he is being held. According to police in Banja Luka, he has admitted to friends that he killed at least ten people while living in Sweden, Göteborgs-Posten reports.

Kotaran was a member of the so-called Original Gangsters when he peppered 18-year-old Amin Mosavi with eight shots from behind a set of Venetian blinds in Gothenburg in June 2002.

A few months earlier he had beaten 24-year-old Robert Bengtzén to death before throwing his body into Säve River.

Kotaran has now admitted to police in Banja Luka that it was he who killed his close friend Sasa Vucicevic in Malmö in November 2001.

“The reason Kotaran murdered Sasa was that Sasa had told Goran that his mother was pretty,” Banja Luka police chief Roguljic Jovica told Göteborgs-Posten.

Swedish police plan to travel to Bosnia after Kotaran told several witnesses that he has killed “more people in peace time than his father killed during the war”.

“It’s not out of the question. We know that he has already killed a number of people and that he has no scruples,” Gothenburg police spokesman Per-Olof Johansson told Göteborgs-Posten.

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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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