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Woman found strangled in Stockholm flat

Police believe a woman in her thirties found dead in an apartment in west Stockholm on Sunday morning was murdered.

The woman was found strangled to death the morning after celebrating her birthday in the apartment, the Aftonbladet newspaper reports.

Her body was discovered around 7am on Sunday morning.

“She lay dead in a bed recess and we suspect she was strangled,” a police source told the newspaper.

When police arrived at the apartment, they found a 33-year-old man who has since been detained on suspicion of murder.

According to police, the man is not a resident of Stockholm and doesn’t appear in the Stockholm police register.

Police refused to say, however, whether or not the man and woman knew each other.

The woman had until recently lived in Värmland in western Sweden prior to moving to Stockholm a few weeks ago and moving into a sublet apartment.

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Prosecutors charge Malmö student for killing two teachers

Swedish prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged an 18-year-old student with two counts of murder after the March killing of two teachers at his school.

Prosecutors charge Malmö student for killing two teachers

“On March 21, an 18-year-old man attacked two female teachers at the Malmo Latin School with a knife and axe,” the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement, adding that the two women had died from their injuries.

“Now the man, who himself was a student at the school, is charged with two counts of murder,” it continued.

The man was arrested shortly after the attack which took place at the creative arts high school, which has more than 1,000 students in Sweden’s third-biggest city Malmo in southern Sweden.

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Anders Elison, the accused’s lawyer, told AFP that his client has admitted to the killings since his arrest and continues to do so.

According to Elison, the young man had suffered from mental health issues and on the day he had entered the school thinking that he would not come out alive.

“He wanted to put himself in a situation where there was no turning back for him to continue his own life,” Elison said.

The trial will commence at the Malmo district court on July 20, according to Elison.

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