Nine years for blowing up lover's husband
The Local/rm · 30 Nov 2011, 16:02
Published: 30 Nov 2011 16:02 GMT+01:00
- Man hurt in Gothenburg bomb attack (23 May 11)
The explosion, which ripped through the building and tore the 44-year-old man's thigh to shreds, was caused by the detonation of an explosive device which had been deliberately placed outside the house's cellar.
Police quickly launched a preliminary investigation into attempted murder.
The injured father of two was immediately flown by helicopter to the Sahlgrenska hospital in Gothenburg for treatment for severe shrapnel injuries.
His wife and one of his two children were in the house at the time of the explosion, but were unharmed.
The wife, along with her 58-year-old lover, were later arrested and remanded into custody suspected of attempted murder.
She was subsequently acquitted but continues to be under suspicion for a separate case of economic crime.
Despite shouldering all the blame for the attempted murder, the 58-year-old man remained adamant that he had only meant to scare his lover's husband, not to cause him serious injury.