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Man arrested over boy's death

TT/The Local · 15 Jul 2010, 11:45

Published: 15 Jul 2010 11:45 GMT+02:00

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The boy was declared dead on arrival at the University Hospital in Linköping, 200km south of Stockholm, on Monday. An official autopsy found that the boy had died a violent death.

The man, described as a close friend or relative of the boy, has admitted to police that he used violence against the boy, according to a press release from the Östergötland police force.

The boy was badly injured when he was found on Monday.

“These were not injuries he could have inflicted on himself,” said police spokesman Tony Georgson to TT.

Police say they will await a full autopsy report before proceeding further with the case. The 24-year-old suspect was arrested on Wednesday afternoon. He is suspected of murder, or serious assault and manslaughter.

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Your comments about this article

15:19 July 15, 2010 by Valdemaratterdag
Give this man... ahhh..... TWO YEARS of hard time!
17:45 July 15, 2010 by "green Swede"
two years,thats outlandish,this is sweden after all.
19:00 July 15, 2010 by omphus
2 Years please
00:54 July 16, 2010 by Villary
This is Sweden, 2years is too much for murder, if its like Rape then 2years is okej.... But 'Murder' hmmmm what do we have.....15 Months..
10:08 July 16, 2010 by uunbeliever
All four of you are sick. This is a dead 2 year old and you use this as an opportunity to complain about the legal system? Typical disgusting sick people who are desensitized to appalling violence.
12:21 July 16, 2010 by crofab
Far from being desensitized, many of us think that Sweden does not take such appalling violence seriously enough.
15:09 July 16, 2010 by Villary
@ uunbelievr, You dont understnd our point, so Keep ur mouth shotttt... See Crofab comment...
18:45 July 16, 2010 by Rayh
No, two years is much too much. In prison he might get depressed!!!!! No, I think we should release him and tell him never to do it again. We should also give him free counseling and 30000 kr in damages to help him recover from his depression.
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