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Swede held for killing friend in Colombia

David Landes · 22 Sep 2009, 09:32

Published: 22 Sep 2009 09:32 GMT+02:00

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The man, who holds both Colombian and Swedish citizenship, is believed to have killed his friend by stabbing him five times, the Aftonbladet newspaper reports.

The 23-year-old was arrested in his Stockholm-area home last Thursday after Colombian authorities requested assistance with the case from their Swedish counterparts.

The man has since been remanded in custody on suspicion of murder.

The alleged murder took place in the city of Giordota, north of Medellin, in April 2007 after the Swede began behaving inappropriately in front of two women.

When a friend asked the him to stop, the 23-year-old is said to have stabbed the friend to death.

The prosecutor in the case, Aino Alhem, refused to divulge what evidence he had tying the man to the crime, adding that he is still looking into holding another remand hearing for the 23-year-old in order to strengthen the suspicions against him.

Alhem also remained silent as to whether the victim in the case was also a Swedish citizen.

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“I won’t comment on that now,” he told Aftonbladet.

David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:30 September 22, 2009 by unt9
So many bad things.. nothing good going on? Local?
10:42 September 22, 2009 by Leprehcaun
No! He's not Swedish , he is a Swedish citizen; HUGE difference.
10:51 September 22, 2009 by jimmyjames
Why is it everytime you hear about some heinous crime committed by a "Swede" if you dig a little past the politically correct story line you find out it really isn't a "Swede" at all but one of the worlds strays that Sweden has allowed to hold one of their passports ? I understand Swedes, real genetic Swedes commit all manner of crime too, however one can not help take note of the extreme divergence of numbers when comparing Swedes to non-Swedes. I'm sure this is explainable.......
11:47 September 22, 2009 by Leprehcaun

Oh let's see; "committing a murder in Colombia" and "holds both Colombian and Swedish citizenship".
13:59 September 22, 2009 by rumcajs
I am colombian (and lived in medellin for 10 years) and if "Giardota" is in fact the "Giraldota" I know, it's not the first time I hear one of these stories. That place is full of drunk kids doing stupid things.
17:06 September 22, 2009 by Dinaricman
Sweden is an amazing country. No where else do you see such a lack of self preservation. They allow foreigners to come in to rape and beat their women. I also see that Sweden is a big promoter of the homosexual agenda. Especially in countries like Serbia, Hungary, and Croatia. Don't worry your sick attempts will fail there. Sweden is Europes biggest enemy and people are starting to see that.
17:30 September 22, 2009 by this_aint_sparta
"When a friend asked the him to stop, the 23-year-old is said to have stabbed the friend to death."

The word "FRIEND" is not appropriate here. I really wonder for how long he knew the "FRIEND" b4 stabbing him 5 times.
17:50 September 22, 2009 by odinmp5
as a colombian citizen i can tell you.

this guy might have a swedish passport , but he is probably fo colombian origin. as for why or how he ended up wiht a swedish passport? , well, he might be a pig headed FARC rebel who was granted asylum.

this is happening all the time, they get their new nationalitys and they come back to keep their agenda.
23:42 September 22, 2009 by MTH
When is a swedish they show the name and picture (i mean, just look at the note "Fiancé held for Falun woman's murder ", i exige the local an explanation for this), when not native swedish they hide it.
00:04 September 23, 2009 by Michael84
you people who think every stupid unlawful action is done by people from different ethnicity are just pathetic, you know what i think of you guys, narrow minded ,bunch of losers, you just know how to use comment forms in here to show your hater so you can feel better about your valueless entity. why don't you jump off a cliff to save the society of your useless being. losers
01:51 September 23, 2009 by waspy
@ Michael84

Please watch this news report by a Norwegian news crew concerning events in Sweden :


After watching that video you might begin to understand why many Swedish people have such a negative opinion of people from certain countries outside of Western and Northern Europe.
02:30 September 23, 2009 by Greg in Canada
Yeah, a lot of these "Swedes" seem to be involved in international crimes. We have the same problem with "Canadians"
16:39 September 23, 2009 by Dinaricman
Hey waspy, you can kiss my Dinaric behind. If it weren't for Eastern and Southern Europeans fighting your battles you'd all be extinct. Wait a second you will be extinct soon anyway.
17:28 September 23, 2009 by rumcajs
@ odinmp5

Dude, I don't know for how long you've been outta Colombia. Me for a very long time and from all the people with EU pasports I've met, NONE of them look like FARC. You are obsesed like the rest of the country. Think a bit; do you realy thing a guy from the farc would kill that "friend" with a --KNIFE--??? Most of european countries give pasports to nearly anybody who's been there for more than 5 6 or 7 years. Why do you have to talk about the f**g farc aaaaalllll the time??? I know it's a big thing but for f***k sake mate. This is only a piece of s**t like many in colombia and everywhere, but not a terrorist. Can't you tell?
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