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Woman jailed for fatal love-triangle stabbing

The Local/og · 25 May 2012, 16:25

Published: 25 May 2012 16:25 GMT+02:00

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The sentenced woman, a 30-year-old, stabbed the other woman, a 33-year-old, to death on September 26th last year in Ängelholm, southern Sweden.

It is alleged that the killer stabbed the woman with a kitchen knife repeatedly in the abdomen and then in the throat, wrote the Helsingborg Dagbladet newspaper (HD).

When the deceased woman’s boyfriend came home to find his partner stabbed to death, he got blood on his own clothes which initially led police to suspect him of the murder.

However, this theory was soon dismissed, and the 30-year-old ex-girlfriend was arrested the next day, and has remained in police custody since.

The court deemed jealousy to be the motivating factor in the killing, wrote HD.

In court, the woman did not wish to speak of the crime.

“I don’t want to be reminded of this,” she said, according to the Aftonbladet newspaper.

The woman had only taken the knife with her to the 33-year-old’s home as she planned to use it for suicide later, wrote Aftonbladet, however, she became “very, very angry” when confronting the third member of the bitter love triangle and lost control.

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While the woman initially hoped to be only charged with manslaughter, the court ruled that due to the victim’s defenseless state, and the fact that the crime was so brutal and in the victim’s own home, the crime would be classified as murder.

In addition to serving 14 years in prison, the convicted ex-girlfriend must also pay 225,000 kronor ($31,387) in damages to the three members of the victim’s family, wrote HD.

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Your comments about this article

18:37 May 25, 2012 by Swedishmyth
By what reasoning is 14 years justice for willfully taking the life of another?
19:41 May 25, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#1: you're right, criminals should be beheaded in the town square, like they do in CIVILIZED countries.

19:49 May 25, 2012 by CosmoKramar
#2: you're right, everyone who questions the length of a sentence for murder MUST be advocating beheading in the town centre as the ONLY viable alternative.

19:54 May 25, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#4: given #1's other comments on this site, it's exactly what #1 is advocating.

19:54 May 25, 2012 by Enjoyourlife
She would stab another woman in 2026.
19:55 May 25, 2012 by StockholmSam
14 years is better than I expected from the Swedish justice system.
20:01 May 25, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#5: got precognitive abilities, eh?
20:44 May 25, 2012 by graceolsson
14 years??? why not 30?

I feel that those who killed another couldn´t live in society...
00:09 May 26, 2012 by Just_Kidding
She will be 45 when she comes out... unless she manages to date someone in the prison, she will be sentenced to a lonely life until her death... just like me.
00:14 May 26, 2012 by wxman
Once the Malmo crowd completes it's invasion and occupation of the rest of Sweden, #1 will finally get the justice required in these situations. It's called Sharia.
00:15 May 26, 2012 by HandsomeAmerican
14 years for murder...i'm surprised she wasn't given a free flat and a monthly pension for her crime. you europeans are a strange lot
00:24 May 26, 2012 by kirub
I must be having a different view of Swedish women. To me they seem more mundane and cold rather.
00:55 May 26, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#12: that's how they get you, they act cold and distant and when you least expect it; BAM! you end up in the morgue with a knife lodged in your throat.
14:57 May 26, 2012 by bcterry
"The woman had only taken the knife with her to the 33-year-old's home as she planned to use it for suicide later"

LOL of course that's the reason she brought it with her, absolutely no premeditation there at all.
18:30 May 26, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
Agree that 14 years is relatively lengthy for Sweden, and closer to what might be expected in normal democracies.

However the 'fine' for premediated first degree murder remains ridiculously low.

The fine should be at least 75% of the murderer's net financial worth, or a million SEK whichever is greater. If people can pay off a 2 million SEK apartment loan then they sure as hell can pay off a 1 million SEK debt to the family or relatives of the victim.
01:56 May 28, 2012 by DAVID T
she'll be out in less than seven
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