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Hunter suspected of gun offences after accidental shooting

An elk hunter who accidentally shot his 30-year-old son in the chest on Saturday may face criminal charges for ignoring a weapons ban.

The man had his gun licence revoked in 1992 after being found guilty of assaulting his ex-wife.

The following year he was convicted of murdering his new girlfriend and sentenced to ten years in prison.

“He is suspected of serious weapons offences,” police spokesman Kenneth Jonsson told Dagens Nyheter. Jonsson also stressed that Saturday’s shooting was an accident.

The man is thought to have borrowed the weapon that he was using to hunt elks.

The man’s 30 year-old-son remained in intensive care on Tuesday morning following the hunting accident in Åsele in northern Sweden. Commenting shortly after he was admitted to hospital on Saturday, police said that his injuries were life-threatening.

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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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