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Gang leader fails to turn up for trial, found dead

The Local · 15 Mar 2012, 07:32

Published: 15 Mar 2012 07:32 GMT+01:00

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“He was killed with two shots to the back of the head. It was an execution,” said a source within the police to daily Aftonbladet.

When gang leader and father of four, Jörgen Lindskog, didn’t turn up for a court hearing on Tuesday, where he was to answer charges of illegal threats and obstructing the course of justice, the trial had to be cancelled.

Six hours later, Lindskog’s lifeless body was discovered next to his vehicle by two people driving by, near the small village of Bergamåla, outside of Ronneby.

“He was slumped next to the car and had probably been there for a few hours,” said Nils-Olof Waker of the local police.

Police soon identified the dead man as Lindskog, the head of the feared Outlaws gang.

The murder scene was immediately cordoned off and a forensic investigation has been carried out on site and at Lindskog’s apartment.

A source told the paper that people close to Lindskog say he had been worried about something and acting antsy prior to the incident, which strengthens one police theory - that the murder was connected to organized crime and gang rivalry.

According to the paper, several gangs, including the feared Hell's Angels and the Red and White Crew, are established in the area, which has recently been rocked by rivalry-induced violence.

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09:01 March 15, 2012 by StockholmSam
Oh no, this is so sad. I can almost feel my heart breaking. I hope no other motorcycle gang members wind up like this poor soul. May he enter the kingdom of Heaven with trumpets and harps and little flying naked babies. Condolences to his family and friends, who must have been pillars of the community.
09:29 March 15, 2012 by SvenskaNoob
Sam, thats cold. Brought his family into too
09:31 March 15, 2012 by spy
'"He was killed with two shots to the back of the head. It was an execution," said a source within the police........'

A big thanks to the Swedish Police for confirming that this wasn't an accident but actually a murder......They never fail to state the blindingly f-ing obvious.
09:51 March 15, 2012 by RobinHood
My condolences to Stockholm Sam's family and friends. I can't imagine what it must be like.
10:31 March 15, 2012 by Kevin Harris
He must have been shot accidently by the police during this weeks jewelry shop shootout in Stockholm. What incredible bad luck.
10:31 March 15, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
Yes, sounds like time for a state funeral, with attendance from all of Europe's royal families, and Sweden's flags at half mast for a month.

On a more serious note it sounds like his testimony could have been extremely illuminating about the goings-on within the gang crime world. Police protection of the witness may have been warranted, but then again no one sad to see him go, except for his four children perhaps, who had the tragic luck of having him for a dad.

They should offer amnesty and a real witness protection program (American style, if that exists here) for another member of the same gang if that member can supply the sort of dirt that the leader could have provided. This way one member avoids jail time, but maybe they can round up 30 or 40 more who will get jail time.
10:59 March 15, 2012 by RobinHood
R and R

He wasn't a witness, he was the defendant.
11:20 March 15, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
@ RobinHood

I am aware of that, but often a defendent can become a witness as part of a plea bargain in exchange for a much lighter sentence, where by witness of course I mean someone who provides verifiable testimony that leads to the arrest of many others.

Or at least that the way it works on TV cop shows and movies.
12:02 March 15, 2012 by pauldavid
f**k him, he was a fat old dick on a bike spending his life terrorizing normal innocent people, he was murdered probably by other members of his own dumb-ass community,he lived outside the law and had absolutely no moral conscience, he felt that driving around on a bike pretending he was brando, and it came back and bite him on the ass! i don't care about any possible plea bargins or whatever, i mean the ones he would of informed on are the same as him, hardly inconspicious are they! i think the police if they put their minds to it could probably find the 40/50 old fat guys on bikes playing together pretending they are whatever they think they are in their minds.. if nothing else pull them for the various traffic laws they break until you catch them doing something serious. i don't care about his family either before anyone mentions them, it's sad but lots of familys lose members and move on,they may well be better off without his maligiant influence if he even had contact with them. christ! i don't get why people popularise people like this, he was a career criminal who lived off of fear and violence and extortion, goodbye and good riddance.
12:53 March 15, 2012 by spo10
they should also investigate these so-called gangs that's been terrorizing the area...
13:18 March 15, 2012 by johan rebel
With a bit of luck (well, a lot of luck, this is Sweden, after all!) the cops will catch the killer.

One criminal dead and another behind bars for a few years sounds good to me.
02:00 March 16, 2012 by Da Goat
Hmm wonder why he did not make it to trial???

that was nice of them to cancel the court case before they found him dead ...... if only he lasted a few more hours he would be home and hosed!

yeah probably was in the gym next to the jewellery shop so they took him out before he bled on the carpet!
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