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Woman found dead in student apartment

A woman was found dead in a student apartment in Jönköping on Sunday evening. At around the same time a man fell from the fourth floor of the same building, suffering serious leg injuries.

The woman’s body was found at 9.30pm. Police have not revealed any information concerning her age or the nature of her injuries.

Police said they had reason to suspect foul play and have launched an immediate investigation.

“We are not ruling anything out and are working on a wide front,” spokesman Bo Gunnarsson told TT.

The man is in hospital being treated for his injuries.

“We may be able to say more during the day,” said police spokeswoman Anneli Jonsson on Monday morning.

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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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