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Convicted serial killer applies for new retrials

The Local/pvs · 11 Apr 2011, 14:49

Published: 11 Apr 2011 14:49 GMT+02:00

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Quick, who now goes by the name Sture Bergwall, has requested a retrial in the cases concerning the murder of Trine Jensen in Oslo in 1981 and Gry Storvik, also in Oslo, in 1985.

The cases are the third and fourth cases subject to a petition for a retrial following Thomas Quick's retraction of his confessions covering eight murders dating from 1976 to 1988.

Quick's lawyer Thomas Olsson has divulged in his petition to the court that they plan to submit new information to show that the confessions were false and that his client could not have carried out the murders.

Quick has previously explained that the confessions were made due to his psychological condition at the time and as result of the strong painkillers that he was taking at the time.

Thomas Quick has been convicted in six trials for the murder of eight people.

In 2008 he retracted all his confessions for the crimes and applied for his first re-trial. In 2009 the Svea court of appeal granted Quick a new trial for the murder of Yenon Levi in Hedemora in central Sweden in June 1988.

Quick was acquitted of Levi's murder in September 2010.

The Local reported in March that a Swedish prosecutor has dropped the case against Thomas Quick related to the murder of nine-year-old Therese Johannessen in Norway in 1988, ruling that the conviction was not beyond reasonable doubt.

The Svea Court of Appeal had in September 2010 ordered a retrial in the case.

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Quick remains convicted of the murders of Charles Zelmanovits in Piteå in 1976, Johan Asplund in Sundsvall in 1980, Trine Jensen in Oslo in 1981, a Dutch couple called Stegehuis in Appojaure in 1984, and Gry Storvik in Oslo in 1985.

Thomas Quick has been in psychiatric care since 1991.

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Your comments about this article

15:50 April 11, 2011 by bla_bla
I wish he should have been a citizen of Saudi Arabia.

Every one knows what would have happened?
19:49 April 11, 2011 by swedejane
Why is The Local editorializing this story by publishing a photo of a convicted serial killer that makes him look as harmless as the local librarian? How about a mug shot or a photo from inside prison...and please do not tell me that is a photo of him in prison.
21:34 April 11, 2011 by Beavis
The photo looks an awful lot like the Swedish housing minister, are they the same person?
11:55 April 12, 2011 by RobinHood
I agree with Swedejane #2, all photos of serial killers in the Local should be Photoshopped to make them appear more evil. Maybe some blood dripping from their hands, or a bloody axe placed beside them.Better still, superimpose devil's horns and a pointy tail.
06:41 April 13, 2011 by Da Goat
Why is he wasting time and money clogging the courts just leave him alone in his psychiatric care for the rest of his life yeah pardon him of them all just leave him where he is What's the difference anyhow!
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