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Man cut off wife's lips and ate them

TT/The Local/dl · 30 May 2012, 23:19

Published: 30 May 2012 23:19 GMT+02:00

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The man attacked his much younger wife in their home south of Stockholm after flying into a jealous rage over suspicions that his wife had been unfaithful, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported.

Prosecutors considered the attack to be so vicious that they requested the man be remanded in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.

During a remand hearing, however, the court ruled the suspicions should be classified as aggravated assault and ordered the man held on remand pending the filing of formal charges.

According to Aftonbladet, the researcher has admitted to cutting off his wife's lips in retaliation for a supposed love affair.

"It was honour related. He doesn't seem to regret a thing; he believes she insulted him," a source with knowledge of the matter told the paper.

Ingela Hessius Ekman, a lawyer representing the victim, said her client has suffered both physically and emotionally from the attack.

"She has very serious injuries; the doctors can't yet say whether or not she can be healed," she told Aftonbladet.

The researcher reportedly has several children from a previous marriage, but a few weeks after divorcing his first wife he married a much younger woman who he recently believed had cheated on him.

Karolinska spokesperson Claes Keisu told the Expressen newspaper that the man is no longer employed at the prestigious research institute.

"He has ties with us but his regular job is in another country," he said.

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A former colleague called news of the attack "a shock" and recalled the researcher as "friendly" when they worked together.

The researcher's lawyer, meanwhile, refused to comment on his client's stance toward the accusations.

The man is scheduled to undergo a psychiatric evaluation before the expected filing of a formal indictment by June 7th.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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23:41 May 30, 2012 by DAVID T
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02:11 May 31, 2012 by philster61
Was he from Miami?
02:29 May 31, 2012 by strixy
"It was honour related."

I rest my case.
02:54 May 31, 2012 by gpafledthis
gad !! cannibal in Miami - the body is the "mail" Canada & playing "ketsup" is sweden with "pass the lips pleese" !! Sweedies this is not some race to deface contest !!
04:05 May 31, 2012 by truth2012
from Miami? Is that true?
05:25 May 31, 2012 by travels
He does not need to worry, he is in Sweden, he'll get about two months in jail. He divorces his old wife with whom he has several children (she is probably happy to be rid of him), marries a much younger one, gets jealous and cuts and eats her lips, he thinks that's OK, to Sweden that's not attampted murder, just aggravated assault, he is licky she survived, he has no regrets, will get a psychiatric evaluation and all will be well for him, it's Sweden. She'll be without lips and traumatized for life, on the other hand she married this wonderful guy, good pick. What an understandable situation...NOT!
06:56 May 31, 2012 by Da Goat
I am guessing he is not getting any anytime soon!
07:58 May 31, 2012 by entry
Did anyone else smell that elephant in the room that nobody will speak about?
08:35 May 31, 2012 by HYBRED
It must have been the lingonberry flavored lip gloss that made him do it.
09:18 May 31, 2012 by foxpur
#2 You too huh? ;)
11:14 May 31, 2012 by Birger Johansson
Lock him up and throw away the key.

If he had been having a psychotic episode he could have been cured, but there is no cure to being a violent mutilating *sshole.
12:09 May 31, 2012 by johan rebel
In case anybody was wondering whether this was a typically Swedish crime, the suspect is called Hodjattallah Rabbani. You won't be surprised to learn he is not from Miami either.

12:34 May 31, 2012 by VoodooDingy
Sweden needs KFC...
12:46 May 31, 2012 by hackie

How did you find his CV? I hope you are not his lipless wife's family member. Lol

From the look of his CV, it seems too much of academia has made him suffer some psychiatric disorders.
12:58 May 31, 2012 by libertarianism
Don't forget the recent Gävle woman who bit and bloodied her partner's penis. (Or of course the recent press around female *child* genital mutilation, for that matter.) Keep your hands and your teeth to yourself!! All these stories are sick beyond words.
15:19 May 31, 2012 by jesseblu
To do something like this, he was totally devoid of "honour" and he is an insult to the very word!
21:20 May 31, 2012 by blue2012
There must be a virus that are affecting different parts of the globe.

The zombie virus have attacked Miami, Quebec, Maryland, and now Sweden.

I also like the phrase "it was honor related".

All I can say this person was not Japanese.
06:52 June 1, 2012 by calebian22
"Honor related" Jeez, I wonder what that could possibly be referring too?
21:09 June 1, 2012 by smilingjack
I was looking at the list of things that make you think your becoming a native.swede

you wear black

your angry

you think strangers on trains want to murder you

you avoid helping people in the street.

you cut off your lovers lips and eat them

you are aware that life sucks in sweden

holy crap

Id like to bbq but at 5 times the cost of meat back home I think I will wait.

at least you have EA and Activision here.
10:36 June 2, 2012 by Dave N
Oh, the joys of living in a society colonised by 3rd World primitives!
12:41 June 2, 2012 by Flygger
This forum seems to attract nasty people.

What in the name of heck is so funny about a woman who has been mutilated by a beast ??

The nasty posters know who they are and should do something to recognise they have deep rooted issues about their security and should seek help.

There's nothing funny about what happened to this lady and I doubt they would find it so amusing if it happened to their sister or mother.. NO girlfriend though as I doubt anyone posting such sickness could ever get a girlfriend that wasn't pump up.

Disgusting cretins !!
20:27 June 5, 2012 by AW_S
muslim honour kill kill pretty killl!!!!!!! good bey sweden
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