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Teenagers charged with Stureby murder

TT/The Local · 7 Aug 2009, 12:53

Published: 07 Aug 2009 12:53 GMT+02:00

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On Friday, a 16-year-old boy was charged with the murder of another teenage girl at the beginning of the summer. Another 16-year-old girl was charged with incitement to murder.

According to the suit, the boy allegedly killed the girl by pressing his hands, one arm, a knee and tree branch against her throat until she lost consciousness and stopped breathing. He is also accused of kicking her body.

The female defendant was engaged to the boy. On several occasions, she gave him an ultimatum that she would break up with him if he didn't murder the 15-year-old. She sent him several text messages to that effect.

The boy described how he went out into the forest with the victim to talk about their relationship. He was angry at her because she had told friends that they were together.

According to the boy, the victim was sitting on a stone when she revealed she had told several people about their relationship. Then he picked up a stick and hit her in the back of the head. When she asked him what he was doing, he attacked her and got a stranglehold around her neck.

He testified that when he let go and started to leave the scene, the girl made a sound. He picked up a larger branch and pressed it against her throat, then kicked her twice in the stomach.

The boy has pleaded guilty to manslaughter while the girl denies the charges. She testified that the text messages encouraging the boy to murder the 15-year-old were a “game” and that she never believed he would actually do it.

“I told him that we would be together again if he did it, but I only said it because I never thought he would actually do it,” the girl stated during the preliminary investigation, which has now been made public.

In her account of the events, she repeated several times that she didn't think murder was realistic because she didn't think the boy was capable of killing the other girl.

She said that the boy called her and said “now I've done it.” She asked him what he meant, and he said he had killed the 15-year-old.

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When asked how she felt then, the girl said she was in shock. “I didn't know what to say. He was out of breath because he had been running. He also sounded kind of scared.”

In June, the 15-year-old girl was found in a wooded area in Stureby by two friends shortly before 1am on a Saturday night. Seriously wounded at the time, the girl was taken to hospital where she later died from her injuries. She had been at a party with friends celebrating her ninth grade graduation.

Several hours later, the two 16-year-old were arrested on suspicions of murder.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:42 August 7, 2009 by Lisaann
In tears right now. This is a clear example when "Kids" are allowed to get involved in relationships at such early ages. These kids should be enjoying their childhood. Instead, they are given complete freedom to live their own lives from very young ages..with no parental guidance in most cases. I see kids wondering the streets well into midnight, WHERE ARE THE PARENTS! Encourage your children to have platonic male and female friends, but tell them, if they do everything Adult-like as a kid, they will have nothing exciting to look forward to as Adults. Lets not forget the Media, the Commercials that encourage these teens into early relationships. Without disciplines and boundaries, it leads to destruction..period! May R.I.P.
15:28 August 7, 2009 by glamelixir
I don't think this has anything to do with "children having adult relationships". what are you trying to state with that? that adults are allowed to kill? This could have also been a platonic relationship that ended up like this due to mental disorders or who knows what.

I had my first boyfriend when I was 15, my mom didn't let me stay out late, but I still had a boyfriend, I never killed, never drug abused and I don't even drink alcohol. I guess that is not the point.

This is horrible, tragic, almost impossible to comprehend. But relationships have nothing to do with it. You can't keep your children away from reality or nowadays life.

My compassion for the girl's parents in this hard moment of their lives
16:53 August 7, 2009 by Mrs Hina
I feel so sorry for her parents...that is so sad...I wonder how will they recover from this unexpected incident..
21:57 August 7, 2009 by peropaco
There is no real parenthood in them there northern lands. I often feel the entire society is composed of plain ol toothless rednecks. First of all, consider that this contemptible makes is possible that children's of 15 can legally have sex with whomever they please. I asked a friend what subject is her son reading at Uppsala University and she told me she wasn't sure but thought it was economics. He was reading law.
09:17 August 10, 2009 by otaznik
I don't think this is the case of "living freely with no parrents looking after" (but i'm not saying child shall grow without parrents). In my point of view, this boy is psycho (unable to judge what is good and what is wrong) out of real society (if he had anyone to discuss with his intention, anoyne to trust so much, it could ends another way). But it happened, and nothing can change it now =/ R.I.P
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