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Neighbours wrongly blamed for fatal stabbing

A woman from Malmö in Sweden was shocked to find that her parents had been named on a public internet forum as both the victim and offender in a fatal knife attack, even though neither was involved in the murder at all.

Neighbours wrongly blamed for fatal stabbing

“It wasn’t just the family that was named on the net, my uncle was too. There was information about where I study and that my parents are married. Who takes these liberties? Is it because we are foreigners?” said Djina Timotijevic, 19, to the Sydsvenskan newspaper.

Timotijevic arrived home on Februrary 17th to the tragic news that a neighbour had been murdered in the apartment building’s garden.

The shock was quickly transformed into anger when the woman checked a link posted on her Facebook wall that led to to a post on a Swedish internet forum that stated her own parents were directly involved in the murder – as victim and offender.

“It’s so tragic what has happened. You don’t want to be linked and associated with such terrible events,” Timotijevic told the newspaper.

The post was published on Flashback, a largely anonymous public forum, where users can speculate about news, or even provide facts that may not be found in newspapers.

In this case, a poster who knew the victim was a 39-year-old mother of two took no time in posting as fact an assumption that Timotijevic’s parents were involved in the killing.

However, the incident had no relation to Timotijevic’s parents, other than the fact that they lived in the same apartment block.

Timotijevic’s younger brother even witnessed the murder, and was reportedly very upset.

“Freedom of speech has reached its limit. I feel exposed and frustrated,” Timotijevic told Sydsvenskan.

As a result of the accusations, the woman has been contacted by numerous friends and family who are both concerned and curious.

Timotijevic explained that the most difficult thing was the possibility of meeting someone who may not be aware that the Flashback report was false.

The family intends to take action.

“We are now discussing whether we should report it to the police. While it may not help, we want to test the limits and see how far it may lead,” Timotijevic 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.

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