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.