Two more suspected in brutal farm murders

Another two people are now suspected of involvement in the murder of the elderly farmer couple in the village Långared, in southwestern Sweden.

Two more suspected in brutal farm murders

One is suspected of having been accessory to the murder and robbery, as well as protecting a criminal. The other is suspected of protecting a criminal. Both have recently been assigned public defenders, according to the Alingsås District Court.

Another man, previously arrested for protection of a criminal, is also part of the investigation. The case now has a total of five suspects.

The two men arrested in Poland on suspicion of committing the double murder will soon be entering the Swedish legal system.

The men were arrested after a remand warrant was granted, an international arrest warrant issued, and a Polish court ruled that they be extradited to Sweden.

As this ruling has not been appealed, the murder suspects will be brought to new court proceedings before the Alingsås District Court on Monday.

The two men who were previously arrested for the murders, shortly after they occurred, have been cleared of suspicion.

The brutal double murder occurred on October 19th in the small village of Långered, outside Alingsås.

The elderly couple, 69 year-old dairy farmer Torgny Antby and his 71-year-old wife Inger, were found dead after failing to turn up for their afternoon performance with the local choir.

The 69 year-old man died from repeated blows to the head with a hard object, while the 71 year-old woman was strangled.

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Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

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Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden.