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Man jailed for attack following Facebook affair confession

TT/David Landes · 27 Oct 2009, 07:39

Published: 27 Oct 2009 07:39 GMT+01:00

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The affair came to the 28-year-old man’s attention in late July of this year after his mother saw a detailed account on her daughter-in-law’s Facebook page in which she admitted being unfaithful.

The mother then informed her son, who became so enraged that he drank himself into a stupor and headed over to his rival’s apartment in Malmö in southern Sweden.

When his wife’s lover refused to open the door, the alcohol-emboldened man smashed down the door and stabbed his rival 20 to 30 times with a screwdriver.

The 28-year-old then tried to push the other man through a window before fleeing the scene, leaving the screwdriver stuck in his wife’s lover's back.

The scorned man said in court that he “was forced to get rid of the hate” and more or less confessed to the attack.

He was sentenced to one year in prison for aggravated assault, making illegal threats, and breaking and entering.

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The 28-year-old was also ordered to pay 42,000 kronor ($6,000) to the victim of the assault, according to the City newspaper.

TT/David Landes (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:36 October 27, 2009 by insect
For assault he gets one year in prison while the teenagers who committed premeditated murder get 20 months juvenile detention!!!

Something is very very wrong.
12:58 October 27, 2009 by Texrusso
This is not just assualt but attempted murder. "...stabbed his rival 20 to 30 times with a screwdriver..." This should even be more than 3 years prison sentence.
13:27 October 27, 2009 by eZee.se
So, let me get this straight:

This guy screws this other guys wife...

and gets a screwdriver back?

Oh! The irony!
13:54 October 27, 2009 by "green Swede"
said it before ,will say it again.CHRIST do these judges or juries have sons,dughters,wifes,husbands,brothers,sisters,etc etc of their own? or do the just think,it'll never happen to them and therefore THEIR loved ones don't need to be protected by changing such ludicriously low sentences for violent crimes.Any swedes I know are just as disgusted and frustrated as we,but admit we could TALK about it for the next 20yrs,the million dollar question is WHAT TO DO!!!!!!
14:35 October 27, 2009 by peropaco
I never understood why do jealous husbands/boyfriends always go after the guy screwing the wife/girlfriend. The wife is the one playing dirty.
19:10 October 27, 2009 by Nura Pagla
All about screwing.........
20:30 October 27, 2009 by Per Johansson52
We should find single women! and avoid to play with married women or men.

this guy should simply leave his wife and let her go to him in peace, there is no need to valiance . I would not stay with woman who looks in facebook after other men..
00:43 October 28, 2009 by MTH
I totally agree with peropaco. I have ask myself the same question many times.
00:43 October 28, 2009 by Nilspet

It is simple man...if he goes after his wife..it is all over. Even this guy would be sitting in jail his wife might still visit him. But if he attacked her then he would never see again. And to be honest ....would you want to screw someone's wife in secret? That dude should have thought through before his actions.

@ Per Johansson52

You have no idea how facebook destroys people's relationships. FB is very bad for many couples.
08:50 October 28, 2009 by karex

I believe that people destroy their own relationships, not a website or any other external factor. The relationship was ruined when she did the act, not when it was discovered...
03:17 October 29, 2009 by Weird_X
facebook is totally crap anyway
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