Confession in prosecutor bomb attack

A 25-year-old Malmö resident, who together with a 24-year-old childhood friend stands accused of planting a bomb at the front of prosecutor Barbro Jönsson’s house, has confessed that he was involved.

Confession in prosecutor bomb attack

But he won’t say who gave him the order to carry out the attack, writes the Sydsvenskan newspaper.

“His security would be as good as gone if he did,” said the man’s attorney, Rune Johansson.

The attorney confirmed that there is DNA evidence linking his client to the crime. The 25-year-old is said to have given an explanation for the evidence, confessed his involvement, but denied the criminal charges against him.

“He says he played a minor roll and didn’t have any idea of what was going to happen. He could have possibly understood that it wasn’t totally legal, but he knew nothing about whether someone would be injured or scared and who that person was,” said Johansson.

Prosecutors allege that the 25-year-old’s friend was set to become a member in a criminal gang if he helped scare Jönsson into silence through the bomb attack, which took place in November 2007.


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.” 

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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.