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'You are a bloody racist': suspect's mother

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'You are a bloody racist': suspect's mother
10:05 CEST+02:00
The mother of suspected serial killer Peter Mangs was shocked when he was arrested for the Malmö shootings despite admitting to him having shown signs of xenophobia in the past.

Her first reaction upon hearing of his arrest was telling officers that the suspicions against her son were “idiocy”.

“It seems inconceivable that it is Peter who is responsible for this, she told the police in interrogation, according to daily Aftonbladet.

Mangs used to see his mother regularly, according to the paper, at least every other week. He would be on the computer while she would be busy with her needle work.

She told police that her son would sometimes complain about the upkeep of the neighbourhood where he lived. He would say that it was the “foreigners” that were responsible for the mess.

“Then I would tell him ‘You're a bloody racist. Shut up," the mother told the police.

Despite this, Mangs' mother found it hard to believe that he had a weapons licence and was active in a local gun club. According to the mother, Mangs' interests lay elsewhere, being more into crafts like wood-carving than sharp-shooting.

According to the paper, she was also sceptical about her son being diagnosed with Asperger.

“He was born with a slightly enlarged head, so he had to have an operation, but they said it would not give any complications,” she said, reported Aftonbladet.

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