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Woman charged for 'Dexter'-killing in Sweden

The Local/dl · 24 Feb 2011, 17:58

Published: 24 Feb 2011 17:58 GMT+01:00

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The woman and her 49-year-old father were last seen on surveillance footage when they left a Stockholm hotel together last autumn, the Metro newspaper reports.

Investigators believe the father-daughter night out finished with the 21-year-old plunging a dagger through her father's heart and slitting his throat.

"He wanted it," she said during an interrogation.

According to the 21-year-old's account, she and her father came to an agreement over drinks that she should kill him.

In the course of their investigation, police uncovered evidence that the woman had carried out numerous internet queries in search of tips for how to dispose of evidence.

She had also combed the internet looking for information on the structure and functioning of the human heart.

Writing in her diary before the killing, the 21-year-old spoke of her desire to take another person's life.

When confronted with the evidence, however, the woman told investigators that she merely has a passion for serial killers and is an avid watcher of the television series "Dexter".

The programme, produced in the United States by Showtime, depicts the life of Miami police forensic investigator Dexter Morgan, who also happens to be a serial killer.

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Prosecutors have now charged the 21-year-old woman with murder. According to prosecutor Carl Mellberg, the case lacks any obvious motive.

"But considering the thoughts she had at the time and the fact that she had a knife with her, one could argue there was some element of premeditation," he told Metro.

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18:23 February 24, 2011 by big5
And the Local does it again

"Dexter ... which portrays a closeted serial killer."

What, as opposed to an open serial killer?

Being that sloppy with concepts ought to be a capital offence in itself.
18:31 February 24, 2011 by Rishonim
And she will be sentenced to 16 months and then get the it suspended for the stress she endured while standing over her father's inert body while he gasped for a life saving breath.
19:00 February 24, 2011 by rfmann

"But considering the thoughts she had at the time and the fact that she had a knife with her, one could argue there was some element of premeditation,"

Wow, a regular Sherlock Holmes --- nothing gets past this feller.
19:24 February 24, 2011 by Swedesmith
I've not seen the show, remind me to never watch it. Just another indication of a sick society...just like this killing.
19:50 February 24, 2011 by Syftfel
If I know the Swedish nanny state correctly, it will now, lead by Aftonbladet, demand the banning of this TV show.
22:37 February 24, 2011 by Zala Russe
If she has such a 'passion for serial killers' bang her up in prison with a few of them. See how long it takes for her to change her sick mind.
22:39 February 24, 2011 by AsaKung
The show is actually really good. Dexter was traumatized as a small child and is basically a human robot. He doesn't have regular needs, desires, or emotions. Except one, to kill. He was adopted as a boy by a Police officer who found out about his son being "empty" and his desires to kill. So his dad instilled a code in him of morals. Therefor Dexter kills other serial killers so he can fulfill his needs and get rid of the "evil" people.

It's not really about the killing, its a character drama focused on Dexter's growth or lack of growth.

I'm not into killings or anything of that kind. But it is still an intriguing show. This 21 year old woman took the show out of context, and it shouldn't be blamed for her craziness. Clearly she was nuts before Dexter.
22:45 February 24, 2011 by Eric Cantona
Some aspects of this website have become dire.
05:45 February 25, 2011 by UScitizen
It's a shame Assange didn't go out with her.........
17:33 February 25, 2011 by GLO
Are you sure ASSange did not!
12:53 March 13, 2011 by mieoux
big5 -

hahahaha "open serial killer" hahahaha

excellent point!
22:48 May 11, 2011 by Ironmistress
Lucky she committed her crime in 2011.

Back in 1911 she would have ended up on guillotine.

Not that death penalty was the solution for criminals like her, but if there ever has been a clear-cut case of a murder of first degree, this case of patricide would fit the bill squarely and perfectly.
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