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Landskrona car park killing trial begins

TT/The Local · 17 May 2010, 10:40

Published: 17 May 2010 10:40 GMT+02:00

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A 23-year-old man stands charged with aggravated assault and aggravated manslaughter. The prosecutor based the indictment on information from the woman's 71-year-old husband, who was present during a row over a parking space.

Because of threats against the accused and the uproar that arose during the detention hearing, the trial has been moved to the security room of the Helsingborg court.

The trial appears to rest on the issue of whether it was it an inadvertent shove or a deliberate one that caused the death of the woman, with the defendant having conceded that he was at the scene. This information is supported by testimony from the victim's husband and a witness who saw the incident from a pizzeria who has reported that the suspect beat the woman.

The victim's husband described the suspect as giving his wife a "roundhouse punch" ("rallarsving") when they started arguing over a parking spot. The suspect is also accused of having assaulted the old man.

The defendant claimed that during the row with the old man, he took a step backwards and did not notice that he had bumped into someone. When he saw the victim lying on the ground, he panicked and drove away. The woman later died in hospital of brain damage.

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The coroner noted in the report that it is unclear what caused the woman's death. She had bruises, including those around the eye. The doctor concluded that one or several of the injuries could have been caused by violence by another person, but added that "other causes are also possible."

The lawyer of the accused said that even if the prosecution's version is correct, his client can only be sentenced for assault.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:45 May 17, 2010 by Åskar
Whatever the intention you do not hit elderly women.
20:00 May 17, 2010 by asian123
what happened to my comment.
23:20 May 17, 2010 by peropaco
The scumbag lawyer coupled with the inept justice system are already mapping out a stiff 2 years sentence. The lawyer will argue and convince the drunken jury that the poor old lady suffered from some previously ailments which caused her to die after falling to the ground.
00:11 May 18, 2010 by dtes
send it back to the middle east in a bodybag with a nuke in its arse, here ya go! but first deport all the other little sharia law preaching mosq building child molesting old lady punching products of the dog headed profit as to make the most out of that nuke, you know those things are spendy.
01:21 May 18, 2010 by asian123
anybody wondering who is this 23 years old guy who killed 80 years old lady. seach in google.se with the following

"landskrona mordet"

then you can find lot of information.
01:34 May 18, 2010 by double concerto
One of your precious asylum seekers, and you are welcome to him!!! Don't worry the Marxist Swedish government is busy finding plenty more for you to keep and look after.
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