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Mangs said he 'shot the monkey': witness

The Local · 19 Jun 2012, 16:30

Published: 19 Jun 2012 16:30 GMT+02:00

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“I’m not your typical person,” Mangs told the courtroom, according to the TT news agency.

The suspected serial killer recounted to the court his relations with Sweden’s social and education system, the labour market and the psychiatric care scheme.

Although Mangs has known since 2006 that he no longer suffers from the condition Asperger's Syndrome, but has continued to attend support groups ever since to discuss the affliction.

According to an acquaintance of Mangs from an Asperger's meet in Lund in 2005, Mangs asked the man if he would like to “come along and shoot people”.

The witness also claimed that Mangs had confessed to shooting a young man on Gånglåtsvägen in Malmö.

“And then he explained that he had also shot an older man there. He said ‘it was me who shot the ape’,” the acquaintance told the court.

When pressed by the court, the man admitted that he thought Mangs had been speaking the truth due to his “dramatic” tone at the time.

Asked why Mangs chose the word “ape”, the man replied:

“It’s because he doesn’t like some immigrants so much. Though he did like some other immigrants.”

Mangs has confessed to two of the 20 charges against him, both regarding vandalism. He confessed to shooting bullets into street signs in Malmö, claiming it was a training exercise.

“I wanted to practice aiming the laser under pressure, because it’s forbidden to shoot inside the town,” he told the court.

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However, he refuses to pay the 2,150 kronor ($307) repair fee demanded by the town authorities, stating that the signs are still functional and remain on display in the city.

“They can become tourist attractions,” he told the court.

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17:12 June 19, 2012 by S.J.
"However, he refuses to pay the 2,150 kronor ($307) repair fee demanded by the town authorities, stating that the signs are still functional and remain on display in the city."

It's a little amusing that this is even an issue. A man under suspicion for killing 3 people, attempting a good dozen more & the local authorities are concerned about their street signs...Wow. Obviously concern for public safety is second to the importance of the public knowing exactly WHERE they are if they do get shot.
17:13 June 19, 2012 by gpafledthis
Lucid ! Logical ! (if TL reporting is to be trusted) Clear defense is "malmo made me do it"
17:25 June 19, 2012 by vb74
That's the great thing about multiculturalism, everybody gets on so well, it's really productive! lol
17:39 June 19, 2012 by gpafledthis
A Yanks advice ? It don't work at all !! Wait it's going to really bite you in the butt hard !! Ask Olly he has the headlines ready "malmo burns"
17:46 June 19, 2012 by Dazzler
#1 LOL yeah, its astonishing how the big issue is the signs. Hes probably right, they wont fix them, just pocket the cash. Scumbag politicians.
18:03 June 19, 2012 by jack sprat
Wonder if his ancestors came from Hartlepool ?
18:20 June 19, 2012 by gpafledthis
get back to ya got to google maps Hartlepool
20:21 June 19, 2012 by notaswed
wow! so what happened? He is convicted yet of any murder? It is just alleged and now being tried for his shooting spee? Isnt it illegal to process guns and even try shooting into public places? Why does it seem that the charge of repair fees are more important than public safety? If people can be allowed to shoot into places like this and just be charged small fees for damage caused then where lies the safety of mankind? How many stray bullets should knock what no. of strangers down until authorities take action on guns regulations? This doesnt sound like a safe society at all particularly in Malmo.
20:33 June 19, 2012 by gpafledthis
Hoho @notaswed late to the game of life are you ?? Your security is when your gun is bigger and you are faster !! (it's the quick or the dead) Particularly malmo ?? ESPECIALLY malmo !! That sodom needs more than just a few bolts of natural lightening !! Proof god does not exist or malmo goes POOF !
20:39 June 19, 2012 by EmployedProfessional
My Judge Judy verdict:

Let's make an example of this soft boiled egg!

1-Chop his nuts off.

2-shove the tiny thing down his ... neck.

Shove a black K...k in his ...s and do it some more.

3-repeat 5 times!!!

Live on SVT.

4- Announce a release date.
21:27 June 19, 2012 by gpafledthis
/#10 employeed as "nancy boy" ?? Your eyes/mind don't go above the belt do they ??
21:29 June 19, 2012 by mcarroll1
"I'm not your typical person," Mangs told the courtroom, according to the TT news agency. Understatement of the year. Asperger Syndrome - more like paranoid psychosis. Take all the guns from everyone and make possession or use of one anywhere a long jail term offence.
22:00 June 19, 2012 by gpafledthis
Hoho Assange claiming asylm in ecuador embassy !! Maybe US can broker a deal our traitor for your pervert !! Let's Make a DEAL ??
17:47 June 22, 2012 by EmployedProfessional
#11,your pulse clearly doesen't leave your tight shoes!
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