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Casino gunman sentence confirmed

TT/The Local · 25 Sep 2009, 14:31

Published: 25 Sep 2009 14:31 GMT+02:00

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The Svea Court of Appeal confirmed the sentence for the 23-year-old who was convicted for attempted murder and aggravated assault, despite reservations held by one of the judges that the evidence did not conclusively render the man responsible.

The 23-year-old had been refused entry to the casino shortly before the shooting.

He returned three hours later clad in a mask and released shots into the entrance. One security guard and two guests were hit by gunfire but none were seriously injured.

One of the grounds for the man's appeal was that he was so drunk at the time that he could hardly have committed the offence.

In interviews with an employee at the casino it emerged that up to 75 people are refused entry into the premises every evening. Any one of them could have been motivated to seek revenge, the man claimed.

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The appeals court rejected all objections raised and also confirmed that the man should pay a total of 436,665 kronor ($63,182) in damages to the victims of the shooting.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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17:38 September 25, 2009 by BravoTango
Incredible. This guy thinks that because he was drunk and that he wasn't the only person not allowed in the casino, he is somehow justified in asking for relief from a meager 10 year sentence?

Hang the bastard. It's better than he deserves. 10 years in jail? A joke. This guy will be out in no time, and will be shooting other innocent people.

I'm glad I don't live in Stockholm anymore.
00:08 September 26, 2009 by ray2007
this guy have done an INCREDIBLE lessons to some STUPID security guards ..
13:04 September 26, 2009 by Jack123
Excuse me Ray2007 Why do you think the security guys were STUPID ? What have they done ? They just did there job and the guy lost it , Drunk he says , stay drunk ...
14:08 September 26, 2009 by FAKKER
ya ..... i m with JACK123..... security guards are doing their job.... the drunken guy is STUPID......
05:04 September 27, 2009 by Edmond Schindler
My brother in-law, while on duty as a security guard responded to a similar "I'll show you, you can't tell me to leave" mentality - in his quick reply he drop the man dead on the floor with a bullet to the head and the woman who then reached for the gun was blessed with her hand being blown apart.

He was doing his Job, he was well trained, who was stupid?

Matter of opinion actually, he can't live with the results-it eats his lunch every damned day since...the Justice System says he's a Hero, the Paper's agree, hell everybody agrees, except him.

Tough stuff, glad it wasn't me. Easy for me to judge it based on facts.

Maybe there will be a day when no one uses deadly force against anybody or any creature world wide. "Dream on", I know, I know just a crazy thought.
06:09 September 27, 2009 by Texrusso
In Sweden, I have noticed security guards are much more fair and responsible and also much more well behaved. In Finland, security guards behaves like beast and animals especially to black people. When they are at the door they think they have the keys to the gate of heaven. How I wish this guys have shut one of those stupid Security guards at Finnish restaurants to teach them a lesson or two. In Finland the security guards will mug and abuse you at nothing and they usually have a quota system of how many blacks are allowed in each restaurants every nite. So when there are more than 3 blacks already in, the rest is either they say u are drunk or your eyes are not clear or they even stoop so low to lie that they remember ur face fighting in the club yesterday and so u are not allowed in even though u never have been to that restaurant. I wonder what kind of mosters these guys are. Anyway, it is wrong for the guy to shoot anyone at all and he should take responsibility for the consequences of his action and 10 years is just fair enough.
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