Double murder suspect 'not mentally ill'
TT/The Local · 1 Jul 2008, 10:05
Published: 01 Jul 2008 10:05 GMT+02:00
The National Board of Forensic Medicine (Rättsmedicinalverket) also ascertained that the suspect's mental health had not deteriorated since the time of the murder. Eklund was not in need of psychiatric care, the board said.
"As I see it, the only alternatives now are a long fixed jail term or life imprisonment," said Eklund's lawyer Leif Silbersky.
Another option would be to appeal the board's decision to the National Board of Health and Welfare's legal division, said Silbersky, adding that he would now take a few days to weigh up all the possibilities.
During questioning he also admitted to the murder of 31-year-old Pernilla Hellgren in Falun in 2000.