Convicted murderer escapes in Stockholm

Police have issued a nationwide alert following the escape of a convicted murderer from two guardians during a temporary release in central Stockholm on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old man is serving a 14-year sentence after being convicted on charges of murder and attempted murder, the Expressen newspaper reports.

According to the paper, the convict and his two guardians were preparing for their return trip to prison shortly after running an errand at Hötorget when the 33-year-old ran away from his guardians.

The man, who has been in prison since 1999 and would have been eligible for parole next July, had been out on supervised temporary release eight times previously without incident.

“During those he’s handled himself without any problems, so this was completely unexpected,” said Anders Ekström of the prison in Norrtälje north of Stochkholm where the man is serving his sentence.

A national alert was issued on Wednesday afternoon around 4:00pm, and since then police have not received any more information about the man’s whereabouts.

But according to Stockholm police spokesperson Roger Kämpe, the escaped murdered is not considered dangerous.


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.