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Three years’ detention for Sunne killing

An 18-year-old man has been sentenced to three years' secure youth detention for killing a 20-year-old who disappeared last spring in Sunne , 50km north of Karlstad . The victim was found several days later in Sunne harbour.

The 20-year-old man was on his way home from a party in Sunne early in the morning of May 27th when he vanished. Four days later his body was found under a steamboat in Sunne harbour.

According to the initial post mortem the victim had drowned but visible injuries on his body prompted police to continue their investigations.

The 18-year-old was an acquaintance of the dead man and had spoken out in the media about friends’ concern for their missing friend. He was suspected early on by police and admitted assaulting the 20-year-old. However, he denied killing his friend.

In its verdict, Värmland district court noted that the killer would have been sentenced to 10 years in prison if he had been 21 when the crime was committed.

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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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