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Bed-ridden man killed after Facebook post

The Local/rm · 12 Dec 2011, 15:54

Published: 12 Dec 2011 15:54 GMT+01:00

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“When I saw his post I thought that it was a very bad idea. He shouldn't have done it. If there are any malicious people out there he has no way of defending himself,” a friend of the murdered man said to local paper Norrländska Socialdemokraten (NSD).

Police were called to the 55-year-old's home early Saturday morning to find him badly beaten and having sustained knife wounds. The injuries were so serious that it was not possible to save the man's life.

At the scene of the crime, police also apprehended two men, aged 24 and 44, who were significantly inebriated. Both are now under arrest on suspicion of murder with an alternative charge of manslaughter.

Due to their enhanced level of intoxication it proved difficult to question the men over the course of Saturday.

“There was some drink involved and they also wanted legal counsel for their second interrogation. It takes some time to get the lawyers up to Kalix where they are being held,” said prosecutor Sebastian Flodström to the paper.

However, the two men have since been questioned by police but deny the allegations made against them.

Locals are flabbergasted at what has happened in their midst. Many villagers were sad and called what had happened a “tragedy”.

Police have conducted a forensic investigation of the site at the weekend.

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“There have been some findings,” Flodström told the paper.

The Local/rm (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:19 December 12, 2011 by GLO
Let the communtiy have justice!
18:22 December 12, 2011 by spo10
The perils of using Facebook...
18:42 December 12, 2011 by Douglas Garner
So, what have we learned? Be careful who you befriend on Facebook? Perhaps it is best to list a few wepon manufactures in you "like" section... and if you must mention a physical impairment, be sure to state that your trigger finger remains in perfect working order;)
21:00 December 12, 2011 by Moving2Lund
hehe @Douglas! Good point :)
21:13 December 12, 2011 by dizzymoe33
Such a sad tragedy!!!
21:37 December 12, 2011 by shiraz
What sort of evil is this? A man is sick and immobile and everyone fears for his safety ? What sort of world is this that instead of attracting well wishers and people who would heal/ console / love the sick we have people being afraid for their safety. One weeps for this man and for the people who are afraid of weakness or showing weakness because that would surely mean getting exterminated. May you be blessed with love for each other Sweden/Scandinavia and the world. May you be blessed with health, wealth and love for all forms of life.
23:13 December 12, 2011 by star10
If they follow after him, why are they so intoxicated? How can such intoxicated people read Facebook, follow the address and plan to do such crime? Difficult question. One possibility could be that they were already at his place while he was writing on FB. Probably, they started drinking together and things got "out of control" (anything can happen among such intoxicated people).
01:37 December 13, 2011 by Lovelygirl
perhaps the Facebook post has nothing to do with what happened...??
07:33 December 13, 2011 by Douglas Garner
@Lovelygirl... I suspect you are right, and that the booze and possibly mental illness played the major role. I just hope that the justice system does not accept that as "justifiable".
10:35 December 13, 2011 by John.Smith
The article fails to mention if there is a direct connection between the FB post and his killers. I am sure that FB is not the only means by which he made it known to his friends and neighbours that he was immobile?
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