The victim, 48-year-old Charles Limerius, was shot dead on Kantatgatan in Malmö, just 20 metres from his front door in Malmö’s Lindängen neighbourhood in January.
In court on Thursday, the suspected killer stood up after the verdict was delivered, waved his arms in the air furiously and yelled “I don’t care about Swedish justice,” wrote daily Aftonbladet.
“Remember my face until the day I come out. I won’t stop,” the man yelled to the prosecutor Anders Petersson, according to the paper.
The suspect’s lawyer has refused to comment on the incident.
Police had previously arrested the 28-year-old father of two and he has been in custody for more than two months. He denies having committed the crime, however.
Early in May, police went public with the theory that Limerius wasn’t the intended target for the shooting.
“One of the leads we’re working on supposes he was shot by mistake,” police investigator Monica Olhed told TT at the time.
Three women have also been arrested for their involvement in the crime. One of the women was allegedly raped by the intended target of the shooting, a 54-year-old man.
The other two women, a mother and daughter, lost their respective husband and father when he was murdered by the targeted man some 20 years ago, and later convicted.
The case took an unforeseen twist when it turned out that the intended target, a 54-year-old man, is also involved in suspected serial-killer Peter Mangs’ trial, which is currently taking place in Malmö.
The 54-year-old was allegedly almost another victim of Mangs.
Aftonbladet reports that Mangs stood armed outside the man’s apartment a number of times waiting for him, with Mangs looking to avenge the man’s involvement in another unrelated crime.
“The involvement with Peter Mangs was completely surprising for my client, and when he heard about this second case it seemed absurd,” said the man’s lawyer Jan-Anders Hybelius to Aftonbladet.