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Örebro prof murder suspect commits suicide

TT/The Local/dl · 30 Mar 2011, 12:53

Published: 30 Mar 2011 12:53 GMT+02:00

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"We received a call from the detention centre at 9.47am about a suspected suicide. He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10.10am," Annika Haaster of the Örebro police told the TT news agency.

The man had been in detention since his arrest on January 4th on suspicions of having killed colleague Eva Magnusson on December 28th.

He has continually denied the allegations.

A new detention hearing was scheduled to take place on Friday.

According to an earlier decision by the district court in Örebro in central Sweden, prosecutors were set to file formal charges during the hearing, but had requested an extension, as the police investigation was still ongoing.

Investigators were waiting for results from the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science (Statens kriminaltekniska laboratorium – SKL).

Magnusson was reported missing on December 29th and had reportedly had a relationship with the 52-year-old suspect.

On New Year's Day, the suspect was taken in for questioning and remanded in custody three days later on suspicions of abducting Magnusson.

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Parts of Magnusson's body were found on January 10th in a wooded area outside of Örebro following a tip from a member of the public.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

14:00 March 30, 2011 by Syftfel
Justice has been served! Or what do you liberals and lefties think?
14:30 March 30, 2011 by krow
@Local. Please let someone go through your reports before publishing. It is very incoherent article with likes of 'mission' instead of missing. Thank you
15:50 March 30, 2011 by Swedesmith
Now he will face real judgement.
16:32 March 30, 2011 by bolababu
has it even occured to anyone of you that he may be innocent and the suicide may be in protest of the false allegations? ..or that the real sick murderer is still out there somewhere and being enboldened by the fact that he can get away with this while someone else pays the ultimate price?

In cases like these, a spouse or partner is usually the first suspect.
20:39 March 30, 2011 by HYBRED

Yes that occured to me. Then I took my meds and got real. I am thankful that the guy killed himself. The evidence was pretty overwhelming, although there was never a chance to dispute it. But he has spared the living relatives a lengthy trial. And if found guilty he would have only got a minimal sentence in the Swedish prison daycare system.
21:19 March 30, 2011 by Rolle
I can't believe they let him get away with it by killing himself. You want true punishment? let him rot in prision for the rest of his life. A quick death feels like an easy ticket out for a murderer. Absolut bullcrap. The victim's family and the society deserved better.
22:53 March 30, 2011 by scandinavian leather

I suppose you're not aware of the length of prison sentences in Sweden?
23:16 March 30, 2011 by muscle
@Rolle: if in prison you have guards and chief worrying about "a prisoner can make alcohol out of yeast while baking cake in the prison kitchen" trust me its not a place to rot! :)
06:45 March 31, 2011 by Douglas Garner
What I find interesting is that the investigation was continuing! It sounds like there was still a chance he WAS innocent. If the evidence was so damning, why wouldn't the case have been ready to file? Perhaps the man committed suicide because he was so distraught over her death...
19:15 April 1, 2011 by majskyking
To all:

I live in Newport Beach, California. California reinstated the death penalty a few years ago. Prisoners on Death Row file appeal after appeal, as in the case of Rodney Alcala .... this pr**k murderer of a number of beautiful woman (the exact number may never be known), has been on the Row for years living the "good life" that Row prisoners live - different from the GP (General Population) cons. He also has been convicted of murdering one young girl. There simply ain't no justice! "Google" Rodney Alcala for more information.

Additionally, it costs the State of California $47,000.00 a year to house each inmate ....currently about 190,000 inmates, male and female. There are 34 California State prisons .... and each prison is at least 80% over capacity. Another good site, for those of you who may be interested, is: www.fdungancom/prison.htm

That site is really informational for those who want to know more about prison systems - especially prisons in California.

So, if the State of California can convince all the inmates who've been convicted of murder, crimes against children and other brutal, stupid acts to commit suicide, we'd save a sh*t load of money!

So, the prof's suicide saved Sweden at least 50,000 ....with trial and investigative costs.....guilty or not. Was his choice, right?

These douche bags who are in any prison who are convicted of murder, crimes against children, etc. can never, ever be rehabilitated, so .....why are they here breathing our air? I question who the inmates really are.....them or us.

I am: majskyking at g mail dot com .....if you'd like to send a message, please use that address - I know you can figure it out. I look forward to hearing from my Scandinavian cousins. Excepting uber-liberals and Communists, of course.

Stay well.

Bob King
14:36 January 3, 2012 by janeway
To Bob King: Learn how to spell before insulting someone, will you?

The professor in this case committed suicide after being confronted with overwhelming evidence of his crime. There where DNA, video surveillance and witnesses. He had no choice but to off himself because confessing would have devastated his family. Better for them now to believe he killed himself because he couldn't take being locked up while being innocent. I say: Good riddance and a lot of money saved. Too bad for the family of the victim to not see him pay for his horrific crime in a court of law, but maybe it's easier for them now to handle their grief than having to see the a-hole day after day in court.
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