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Car park murder suspect denies allegations

TT/The Local · 4 Apr 2010, 09:28

Published: 04 Apr 2010 09:28 GMT+02:00

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He was taken in for questioning yesterday and has denied the charges during new police interviews.

Defence lawyer Urban Jansson told TT news agency that he is unable to assess the evidence against his client.

“I haven't seen the evidence, there has only been a preliminary interview. They haven't shown me anything (decisive) so I don't have any idea about it,” he said.

“He doesn't understand why he is a suspect, and I don't either,” Jansson said.

The 78-year-old woman lost consciousness after she was punched in the face while trying to intervene on behalf of her 71-year-old partner who was being attacked by a man in a parking dispute on Monday. She died at the hospital in Lund on Wednesday.

The attacker fled the scene in a red Mazda. Police have impounded a similar vehicle that is owned by the 23-year-old man's brother. The charge of aggravated assault is for the attack on the woman's 71-year-old partner.

“We need more information or testimony from Landskrona residents, above all regarding the car and the driver of the red Mazsa,” Tommy Lindén of the Skåne police told TT.

Yesterday police took the 23-year-old in for questioning. They also searched his home in Landskrona.

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The man has no history of major crimes, only a minor traffic offence. Police have interviewed four other individuals who are family members or close friends of the 23-year-old. None of them are suspected in the crime.

The prosecutor has until Monday morning to determine whether or not the 23-year-old should be remanded into custody.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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13:45 April 4, 2010 by planethero
we often hear about the evils of cctv, but its pretty handy for nailing this stuff, catching false testimony etc.
14:17 April 4, 2010 by xenyasai
@planethero: That is true, but you will find only an article or two from UK, the most watched country in the world, that CCTV videos has so poor quality most the cases are left unsolved. Of course, that is not mention too often as then the makers would be responsible and the government would lose its fear effect.

They have some CCTV in The Netherlands, but what works there is their huge presence of living police officers in most cities and they quick response.
21:54 April 4, 2010 by jack sprat
Wrong about the UK.

I have seen numerous clips where they have quickly IDd pickpockets and bag thieves in crowded streets with clear film of all the action,in addition they also can be on hand very quickly to apprehend thieves, as well as nip trouble or disturbances in the bud almost before its started.

Very effective in many other instances, like monitoring big soccer matches and zooming in and identifying known troublemakers before they have chance to cause a problem.
22:25 April 4, 2010 by wxman
I'm shocked he denied this. I would have thought that the headline would read, "Car park murder suspect freely admits allegations". Murders don't lie, do they?
22:52 April 4, 2010 by jack sprat
Maybe a bit early to presume they have the right guy.

However would have thought they'd be able to check him out with DNA samples.
23:35 April 4, 2010 by booka
Haha, if murders dont lie well then they have the wrong guy...
04:01 April 5, 2010 by xenyasai
@jack sprat: Have a read: http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/news.ma/article/84183

Now, present your facts that you base your claims on. I have no interest in anecdotal evidence and opinions.
09:03 April 5, 2010 by Puffin
We need to wait and see what the police have in actual evidence

Don't forget that the Police originally arrested the wrong guy in the murder of the Swedish foreign minister a few years ago and leaked all his details to the press
10:11 April 5, 2010 by planethero
@xenysai, most CCTV can read number plates, thats pretty accurate then, it is used in many cases, especially for establishing peoples whereabouts and times which kills false testimony - and also protects the innocent if their story and whereabouts is confirmed by CCTV.
13:45 April 5, 2010 by conboy
Hope they got the right man and have the evidence to back it up - if it really was him all they have to do is weld the door to his cell and turn out the lights assaulting old people and children is the cowardliest form of human behaviour I know ... caution is nonetheless always a singular requirement when awaiting the outcome of Swedish police investigations there is not a sorrier excuse for a police force in all of western Europe..
00:49 April 6, 2010 by cbeynch
""..unable to assess the evidence the evidence aganst his client.."???? Isn't this lawyer speak for, "yes he did it but please give some time to concoct a suffiencently credible lie to get my client off the hook". As usual, a liar-for-hire is in it, not for the "client" but for his own self serving interest? I'm sorry but it's simply too easy to be cynical whenever a lawyah (a vulture with a law degree)says anything. The entire Swedish justice system is but a grotesque perversion of justice. Yes, he deserves his day in court, but the whole thing is farcical beyond credibility. And who is going to reign in the, liberal, attorneys?
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