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Four in custody for Malmö murder

TT/The Local/og · 14 Feb 2012, 07:53

Published: 14 Feb 2012 07:53 GMT+01:00

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Two brothers, 30 and 28, had previously been arrested for the crime and were arrested again in light of the new evidence.

They were taken in for murder, with police classifying the degree of suspicion as "with probable cause".

“We have received more conclusive witness information than last time in December, when they were released. This goes to show that the evidence situation is becoming better,” said Jenny Lindell, the deputy judge, to TT news agency.

The other two arrested men are 34 and 21.

The defense lawyer of the 21 year old, Sven-Eric Ohlsson, was critical of the court’s judgment.

“It doesn’t take much to reach ‘probable cause,’” he said to TT.

“I think the evidence is too thin”.

All detainees denied the crimes in the remand negotiations that took place behind closed doors. The trial will begin no later than February 27th.

Witness statements are rarely forthcoming in Malmö, which has been a problem for authorities during the ongoing turbulence in the city.

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Last month, Mayor Reepalu talked of writing a public plea for more information from the public that could lead to solving the cases of murder and bombing.

Reepalu assured residents that the Malmö police takes good care of their witnesses.

TT/The Local/og (news@thelocal.se)

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11:28 February 14, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
Hmmm .... Maybe 'Sven-Eric Ohlsson' was the name of a popular soap opera star in Iraq 21 years ago, so that many Iraqi mothers named their sons after him, and then emmigrated to Sweden so that they could grow up to join gangs and murder people.

After all the racist comments, this tidbit is refreshing, but The Local always likes to promote controversy, releasing his clearly native Swedish name, and keeping the names of the 28, 30, and 34 year olds concealed, so the race issue will rage on.

Anyway this fortifies my impression that the engine for crime in Malmö is the same as everywhere else: place a bunch of unemployed men between the ages of 15 and 45 in an area that is surrounded by a slightly more affluent group that can be robbed, or sold drugs to, etc... and you will have crime. Lots of it.

In the short term the criminals must be disarmed and captured, and in the medium and longer term, the answer is: coroprate tax incentives to create jobs, jobs, jobs, and that also includes a responsibility on the federal government to ensure that there is a reasonable balance between the skillsets of incoming immigrants and the type and number of jobs that each metropolitan area can support.
15:56 February 14, 2012 by klubbnika

Sven-Eric Olsson is the name of the lawyer, not the suspect.
16:18 February 14, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
@ klubbnika

Thanks. Right you are. The sentence in the article is constructed in a way that is slightly ambiguous, but you must be correct.

So much of my posting #1 is clearly off target, but I still think that unemployment = crime (40% youth unemployment in Rosengård area), and still feel that jobs is the answer in the long term.
23:14 February 14, 2012 by J Jack
Hello, a young man lost his life .. Man up if you're holding info! What .. you missing your Mamma's Mangos if you get grassed out>?
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