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Father gets 18 years for killing 7-year-old son

TT/Rebecca Martin · 21 Sep 2011, 16:09

Published: 21 Sep 2011 16:09 GMT+02:00

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During the trial, the man had confessed to causing the boy's death but was adamant that it was aggravated assault and manslaughter.

According to the man he didn't know what he was doing when he attacked the boy at home in their apartment on July 10th.

However, according to daily Expressen, the man had cleaned the blood off his knife and off himself directly after killing his son.

The man waited until his wife left for work, then pushed his mother-in-law out of the front door, locked it and attacked his young son with a knife.

According to the forensic investigation the boy had been fatally stabbed 17 times as he lay bleeding on the kitchen floor. At the same time the father had tried to suffocate him with his other arm.

Police were called to the flat in the Tomtebo area in Umeå on the evening of July 10th, where they found the boy's lifeless body.

The father was placed under arrest immediately after the incident and remained in custody on suspicion of murder.

Later, unlawful coercion was added to the charges, due to the manhandling of the grandmother, as the man manouevered her out of the apartment and stopped her from reentering the flat.

The prosecution argued that the murder had been planned in advance. The apparent motive for the crime was a wish by the man to reclaim the power he felt he had lost to his wife.

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Defence lawyer for the father, Jonas Wiklund, said in his closing statment that it had not been the 53-year-old's intention to kill the 7-year-old boy but just to beat him up in order to frighten his wife and mother-in-law.

Although the little boy's mother had previously reported her husband for violent behaviour and threats, the 53-year-old had had never been charged with any crime.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

17:06 September 21, 2011 by dolphin, the
''...The man stabbed his son 17 times.... the intention was not to kill him...''

Give me a break!!!
17:59 September 21, 2011 by ctinej
Why don't we know anything about this person??? Background??

We study cultures, and learn all about the differences. But now this this is racism!!... to acknowledge that cultures are different!! Cant even put a picture of this guy out there, because it would enable people to discover that he is not a native Swede, living by Swedish culture and standards.

I had to search Google to find the truth: -" The man Shahram bridge, born in 1958 and with Iranian origin"

If he talked back to Dad, Dad has the right to kill him, or more precisely, Dad has the DUTY to kill him??? A few years ago an Iranian woman was publically hanged. She was 14 and was raped by several men. It was HER fault!! Nothing happened to the men. Nice culture!!

People who immigrate to other counties bring their culture with them. I suppose it is racist to acknowledge this too.

Be advised that the culture of Islam does not restrict dutiful acts to only other members. YOU could be stabbed for kissing his daughter.

Converting FROM Islam is punishable by death!! (last week article about that) Encouraging someone to convert is punishable by death. Drawing cartoons about them is punishable by death. Having 8 children in a world already failing to support more people is a duty.

Whattaya gonna do? Better do something!!
18:10 September 21, 2011 by Rey Stockholm
Immigration and integration at its best - Please tell me something good about these people !
19:17 September 21, 2011 by Svensksmith
18 years...should be life.
19:44 September 21, 2011 by GLO
You take a life, you give yours up. The only fair price for life.....
19:47 September 21, 2011 by andthenme
@ ctinej. You are partly right but you know the problem is that not every body is the same. When you are talking about Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc you are actually talking about millions and millions of people, among them there are also nice people. You should never generalize even if you are very very angry.

I am Italian and born in South Korea, my father worked in different countries because of his work assignments (building and constructions related to oil platform ) this is the reason I have been living ( I had to ) in many different countries in all continents except for Africa. I have seen so many very people in every one of these countries. There are people with other beliefs in Islamic countries, even many are atheist in those countries. Just because this person is from Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Algeria etc, doesn't mean he is definitely Muslim or definitely terrorist or any other label.
20:10 September 21, 2011 by jamesblish
Effectively 12 years then.
23:15 September 21, 2011 by wxman
Just 18 years for the pre-meditated murder of his son? Your society is circling the bowl, people.
00:59 September 22, 2011 by ctinej
andthenme, you are right. But we live with generalizations. Insurance rates are calculated by observing general events and groups of people in general.

I am generalizing when I say that Islam is associated with most of the terrorism. You are generalizing when you choose NOT to walk through a ghetto at night. Sure, one of the residents may not jump you, but you are aware of statistics, so you go another direction. Right?

Statistics say 85% of the crime in Scandinavia is related to Immigrants.
05:19 September 22, 2011 by The Grand Master
I don't care where he comes from. He's pure evil.....This guy should be executed.
09:45 September 22, 2011 by wolverine2k
His mother-in-law was staying with him all these time??? Man, mine drives me mad even if I meet her for an hour.

Jokes apart, I suggest all of you to read Robert Spencer. It is a very honest book and also "Tea with Terrorists". We can discuss generalizations after everybody reads it...
10:31 September 22, 2011 by andthenme
@ ctinej : I totally agree with you. I was two years and a half in Sweden studying master and that time was enough for me to understand what you mean. yes , i even dont like any religion especially those who preach hate and severe punishments, but my only point was that the fact that there are also nice people who apply for studying, working or asylum in Sweden, makes it difficult to know who is really who. I guess if they kick out those immigrants who commit these crimes, is the best solution. then people know who ever stays, is the nice one. I think there is such thing in Switzerland, I am not sure but I heard something like this in Switzerland, which I think is even fair to other immigrants who are decent people.
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