Man killed 'for telling vandals to stop'
TT/The Local · 3 Aug 2007, 09:24
Published: 03 Aug 2007 09:24 GMT+02:00
The man is suspected of murder, with alternative charges of serious assault or manslaughter.
The incident happened in May. The victim, 26, told a group at the parking spot to stop vandalizing the place. The suspect then allegedly jumped in his car and ran over the 26-year-old.
"It is very tragic that such a banal argument can lead to someone losing their life," said deputy chief prosecutor Daniel Edsbagge to Sveriges Radio.
Prosecutors are calling on the court to sentence the 23-year old to ten years or life in jail for murder.
"If you run somebody over with such a big, heavy car, and drive as fast as he did, then you should expect the person to die. He did this anyway, and I therefore argue that he intended to kill him," said Edsbagge.