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‘Remember my face’: murder suspect

A man previously detained for the suspected murder of a 48-year-old man in January has had his remand period extended in Malmö on Thursday resulting in a dramatic court room scene.

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.

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ALMEDALEN 2022

Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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