Bed-ridden man killed after Facebook post

A 55-year-old Swede was found murdered in his home in the country's far north on Saturday, days after having posted on Facebook that he was ill and had lost mobility in his legs.

Bed-ridden man killed after Facebook post

“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.

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

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.