Malmö shooter may suffer from mental illness
TT/The Local/vt · 13 Dec 2010, 12:19
Published: 13 Dec 2010 12:19 GMT+01:00
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Separately, Mangs, 38, will undergo a major psychiatric evaluation, the National Board of Forensic Medicine (Rättsmedicinalverket) said in a statement on Monday.
Mangs is suspected of suffering from mental illness, the body wrote in a statement after a so-called paragraph seven examination.
Accordingly, the agency has recommended a more comprehensive psychiatric examination to determine whether Mangs should be sentenced to psychiatric care or imprisonment if he is convicted.
In addition to one murder and five attempted murders, for which he is in detention as a suspect with probable cause, Mangs has also been informed of his suspicion in two additional attempted murders.
The criminal investigation currently under way is also looking at a number of other shootings going further back in time.
"The man will remain in custody until December 21st. Only then will there be a decision on whether he shall be charged for additional suspicions," she said.
Wollstad added that she estimated that the investigation will not be completed before the end of the year.