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Confession in killing of teenage girl

TT/The Local · 10 Jun 2009, 16:40

Published: 10 Jun 2009 16:40 GMT+02:00

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Also remanded in custody was a 16-year-old girl, who is being held on suspicions of incitement to commit murder.

The two teens can be held for two weeks as prosecutors build their case, at which point a new hearing will be held to determine whether their detention should be extended.

According to prosecutor Karolina Lindekrantz, even though both suspects are young, there is sufficient reason to keep them in custody because of the severity of the crime.

In addition, argued Lindekrantz, there is a risk that the boy could influence the investigation if he were released.

The 16-year-old boy has admitted to manslaughter, according to his attorney Claes Borgström.

However, Borgström doesn’t want his client to be remanded, arguing instead that the boy should be placed in a treatment centre in accordance with Sweden’s laws governing the care of children.

A swarm of reporters had gathered outside the chambers at Södertörn District Court where the remand hearing got underway around 2pm on Wednesday afternoon.

The 15-year-old girl was found severely injured in a wooded area in Stureby south of Stockholm and later died from her injuries.

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Neither of the suspects was visibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol on the night of the murder.

Investigators are still awaiting autopsy results from the victim which will determine if she had any alcohol or drugs in her system at the time of her death.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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17:59 June 10, 2009 by Xzion
no human law can solve this problam, on such cases no democracy can solve, no decision will be correct. this is time to think about devine law seriously. who made man ? , why ? , what he say in this concern ?.

i know west dont believe but post-postivism and post-modranism will make them think such things or there will be complete fredom and complete disorder. lets be a republic not just a democracy.
18:52 June 10, 2009 by Plowbridge H. Broad
After disgarding the above rhetoric to the bin where it belongs let's get back on track.

I hear from a very good source that the 16 yr old girl held on suspicions of incitement to commit murder comes from a respectable middle class upbringing but has recently been involved in some local loony sect. She apparently egged the boy on to do the deed. You heard it here first.
20:15 June 10, 2009 by Mack
Actually my source tells me that she and the boy considered themselves "engaged". The victim kissed the boy at the party and she told him to beat her or she was leaving him. All of the parties are supposed to be from good families. It is really tragic.
00:31 June 11, 2009 by jimmyjames
Anytime any person is violently attacked and killed the perpetrators, no matter their age, need to be dealt with in a very serious fashion within the context of a equitable judicial system. Personally I firmly believe that if you are capable of killing another person you are capable of serving,at the very least, a LIFE SENTENCE inside a prison. It is not fair to the victim or the victim's family to ever allow the killer(s) to walk free again, no matter their age at the time of the killing. To allow anything else is to deny true justice.
08:10 June 11, 2009 by Mina08
If you can Marry and have a child at that age, then you can do the time in prison...
09:34 June 11, 2009 by karex
jimmyjames and Mina08:


It is time we all started to return to baisc values. There is nothing more important than human life. Animals treat their own kind with much more consideration than we "civilized" humans.
11:21 June 12, 2009 by arnuxii
The left wing liberal fallacy is that harsh sentencing does not reduce crime.

I think we should test that belief.
12:25 June 12, 2009 by Puffin
Glad to see that we are sentencing them before there's even been a trial
12:34 June 12, 2009 by Puffin
According to Expressen the girl has been moved to a locked psychiatric ward

12:41 June 12, 2009 by Craptastical
Google translation for those who can't read Swedish.
18:41 June 12, 2009 by LeKisse
jimmyjames and Mina08:

I agree!

Xzion: you sound nutters.
13:48 June 13, 2009 by TDG
jimmyjames: 'no matter their age' 'a LIFE SENTENCE inside a prison'

Hi welcome to Sweden! where HUMANS make mistakes and get given second chances!

It disgusts me to think that things like this happen but isn't it a better country that tries to rehabilitate these people instead of locking them up.

These kids are just kids and yes they should pay a harsh penalty but one that is constructive towards their future. The fact that they are just children means there is a much bigger chance of helping them through therapy.

But hey your right, let's give these extremely confused kids a life sentence (roughly 21 years in Sweden) in prison with a bunch of criminals and then when they're 37 we'll let em back into society and expect that everything will be just peachy!
15:27 June 17, 2009 by jimmyjames
TDG, when I say Life Sentence, I mean exactly precisely that, LIFE !. Not 20 years, or 21, or 30. WHY ?? The person who is DEAD....was MURDERED !! does not get a second chance to live again. Why should the killer be given a second chance ?? You obviously have never had a loved one murdered. Wait till you get that telephone call at dinner time and the voice on the other end tells you that the daughter you were just talking to that morning was found brutally murdered laying in a roadside ditch. Then, and only then, will you have any idea of what is being discussed here. Do you even have children ? If so look them in the face and tell them that if someone murders them..not to worry...because you will see to it that their killer gets a well deserved SECOND CHANCE .
15:36 June 17, 2009 by 7
sorry to hear jimmyjames that your daughter was murdered. that's truly horrible.

however, a society's justice system is not meant to be a victim's family's retribution service. and discussing it isn't reserved for people who have experienced the horror first hand.

again, sorry for your loss.
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