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Man detained over Malmö woman murder

A man in his fifties has been detained on suspicion of the murder or manslaughter of a women in their home in central Malmö on Sunday afternoon.

“It is a family tragedy,” said Christer Ström at Malmö police to new agency TT.

Ström said that the man had admitted in an preliminary hearing to have killed the woman.

He had no information that he wanted to divulge to the media over how the woman died.

“We have to wait for the right doctor’s opinion,” he says.

The man was formally arrested at around 2am on Monday morning on suspicion of murder with an alternative charge of manslaughter. The prosecutor confirmed that the man had not yet been provided with defence counsel.

“He will during the day (Monday),” said Christer Ström.

The man was detained at an unspecified outside location in central Malmö. His relationship to the woman has neither been confirmed although, according to the prosecutor the man lived together with the woman in the apartment where she was found dead.

The emergency services were called at 5.52pm that a woman had been killed and police and an ambulance arrived at the scene. Police technicians worked to identify clues at the scene during the night.

At 8am on Monday the results of the forensic examination were not yet established and TT were unable to reach Malmö police for a comment.

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Bluff bid for Swedish firm sparks market turmoil

An erroneous press release published on Friday indicating that Swedish firm Fingerprint Cards had been acquired by Samsung led to a sharp rise in the firm's stock and a criminal investigation once the mistake had been discovered.

Bluff bid for Swedish firm sparks market turmoil

“An investigation has shown that the company followed its routines and was subjected to a deliberate fraud attempt,” business wire service Cision, the firm responsible for publishing the press release, said in a statement on Friday.

Fingerprint Cards, a Gothenburg-based biometric technology firm, issued a denial on its homepage on Friday that it had been acquired by the Korean electronics giant.

“The news in today’s media that Fingerprint Cards AB has been acquired by Samsung is incorrect… What has happened will be reported to the police and to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority,” the firm wrote.

The matter is now being handled by the Swedish Economic Crimes Authority (Ekobrottsmyndigheten) which has opened a preliminary investigation into aggravated fraud.

Trading in the company’s stock was halted as soon as the abnormal share fluctuations were detected on Friday morning and all trades completed between 10.17am and 10.34 have been nullified.

Fingerprint Cards’ stock has been one of the Stockholm exchange’s strongest performers since the turn of the year, having climbed over 320 percent since January 1st.

The latest Apple Iphone incorporates the firm’s fingerprint sensor.

All trades from 10.17am have also been nullified in sector colleague Precise Biometrics, which also climbed steeply on Friday.

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