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Man admits to stabbing 10-year-old girl

The Local/og · 21 Feb 2012, 15:15

Published: 21 Feb 2012 15:15 GMT+01:00

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The attack, which took place on February 6th, saw the man stab a ten-year-old girl in the throat out the front of a primary school in Hjällbo, before fleeing the scene.

Police say the man then headed to another European country that he has no connection to, according to Göteborgs Posten (GP).

Although police will not reveal exactly which country the man is in, they have reported it is one governed by the Schengan agreement, and that they are now waiting for the man to be extradited to Sweden.

The man confessed to the crime after turning himself in. He reportedly has no relation to the girl, and told police he was not acting on behalf of someone else in the attack.

It is assumed that the man will be extradited to Sweden in the following weeks.

“Yes, that is my hope. All the documents are in place now, so it shouldn’t take so long,” said prosecutor Per Håkan Larsson.

The girl is reportedly doing well after the incident, in which a knife was stabbed into her neck, which was not removed until she reached hospital.

Despite a minor infection in the stab wound, the girl has recovered from her injuries, and is reportedly angry with the man, claiming she wants to “kick him”, according to GP.

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A relative of the girl was not so easy on him:

“I am afraid he will just got to psychiatric care for a few months and be out again. He’ll surely do the same thing again, he’s a dangerous man”.

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13:00 February 21, 2012 by JulieLou40
Bring him back. Then let the girl's parents shoot him dead. The end.
13:41 February 21, 2012 by John.Smith
He is obviously ill and needs treatment. He deserves prison but also should receive the required medication and therapy.

I don't think shooting dead an obviously unwell man will serve any justice to anyone... least of all the little girl.
13:49 February 21, 2012 by Migga
The man has vietnamiese origin. Deport him.
14:53 February 21, 2012 by Frobobbles
He admits doing it, but the question on everyone's lips is: why did you do it?
14:58 February 21, 2012 by JulieLou40
@ johnsmith: Would you feel like that if someone had done that to your kid? And why should the Swedish taxpayers pay for another prisoner's life of comfort??

You're beginning to sound a bit too Swedish for my liking ;-)
15:48 February 21, 2012 by Valdemaratterdag

It isn't about justice, it's about removing vermin from the face of the planet. Vermin, I may remind you, that stabbed a 10-year-old girl in the throat.
17:46 February 21, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
@ John Smith

Your spirit of appeasement of commendable, but recall that here in all-forgiving-and-all-forgetting-Sweden that incident last week where a convicted murder who stabbed his mother to death was released, led a life of crime, and then proceeded to stab both his father and step mother to death, despite the father's warmings in court that his son was violent.

And there is also the story of the 18 year old who spent 18 months in jail for rape, and who then, when released as a 21 year old, raped 5 more girls within a few months.

Apparently a spirit of infinte kindness and generosity in Sweden is so complete that psychopaths are released without tracking ankle bracelets to warn probable victims and police of their whereabouts, and/or with absolutely no enforced requirement to have anti-psychotic medications administered by a nurse on a regular basis. This way the psychopath can choose to find himself and to express his innermost feelings in whatever way he pleases, be it horticulture, rape, unprovoked stabbing, or murder.

Our duty to protect society vastly exceeds our desire to be nice and rush maniacs back out onto the streets with insufficient safeguards, and that should include a willingness to resort to permanent incarceration for incurable and untreatable cases, and to exercise far greater caution even for cases that appear to be cured.
17:48 February 21, 2012 by irridium
Why is it that the perpetrator is continuously viewed as a victim here? What possible benefit can a man who stabs a 10 year old girl have towards society? I get so tired of people whining about how we should feel sorry for the criminals. Maybe they are ill, maybe they were raped as a child, maybe they are delusional, who cares.... If they commit violent crime, particularly towards a child, they are an encumbrance on society as well as the Swedish taxpayer and should be treated as such.
18:05 February 21, 2012 by nar klockan klamtar
Appeasement is a form of cowardice, and an abdication of any form of constructive responsibility.
19:04 February 21, 2012 by Svensksmith
Let God sort it out.
00:49 February 22, 2012 by muscle
Guys you havent seen the ill people. In blekinge region few months back there was a case where a guy tried to cut his own d*ck with scissors. the point for stating here is this that many people do suffer from psychological illnesses. my own friend is suffering from schizophrenia. just think like this, its not their fault as well as they are not aware of their actions most of the time. but the police should keep a strict vigil on such cases.

my friend beat another friend of mine in public a number of times. but i guess police is waiting for someone to be killed.
00:55 February 22, 2012 by icedearth
only 10 comments so far? If the stabber is a muslim or from a muslim countrty , this section will be flooded with comments!

I cant believe john smith...I can t believe you..I would like to read your comments if the crime done by a muslim person.. be it any race this guy should be punished severly...let it be a lesson ffor everyine...
01:49 February 22, 2012 by Harry®
Identities of those wanted for questioning or charged of crimes in Sweden are only made known (imediatly) by media if one is a WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant). Look at how quick the police Swedish Prosecutor and Swedish media named "Julian Paul Assange" on trumped up rape charges over consensual sex?
08:23 February 22, 2012 by zooeden
Please send him to the gas chamber instead of the loon house for fak sake!!!!
10:23 February 22, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
@ nar klockan klamtar

Agree that 'appeasement' is the wrong word.

In a series of posts where people say they want to line up to put this mentally ill person into a paper shredder, one limb at a time, it is good to hear the occasional call for something a bit more humane. To his credit, the mentally ill person turned himself in to police.

The point I wanted to make, particularly to John Smith, is that the track record of treatment and release here in Sweden is full of appalling examples of incompetence, and so a call for calm cannot also extend to an early release of psychopaths after some quack claims they are 'cured' of their mental disorder. This is why most posters and many in Sweden have lost faith in the ability of the system to deal with these psychotics, and so are proposing some rather extreme alternatives.

We must all insist to politicians at all levels on mandatory and regular medication of these cases by a nurse after their release, if they are ever released.
13:19 February 22, 2012 by LarsCA
The nice thing about Sweden's laxed prison sentences is that, in this case for instance, the father of the little girl could wait a few months for the trial and sentence to be over - then beat the crap out of the guy and stick a knife in his neck knowing full well he'd only serve a year or two at a two star hotel accommodation (also known as swedish prison). I know if it was my daughter, that's what I would do. Sweden really is a great place to live by the law "an eye for an eye" .
13:36 February 22, 2012 by Puffin
Well I remember the same type of ridiculous debate over the Thomas Quick "murders" - and we all know how these turned out :o
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