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Malmö man admits to beating wife to death

The Local · 20 Jul 2012, 16:50

Published: 20 Jul 2012 16:50 GMT+02:00

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“He hasn’t admitted to murder. He wants it to be classified as manslaughter or possibly aggravated assault and causing the death of another," said the man's lawyer Ulf Bjermer to daily Kvällsposten.

The man was discovered around 3.30am on Wednesday morning by passersby on a street in central Malmö when he asked them for help lifting what witnesses quickly realized was a human body wrapped in a blanket into a van.

The witnesses immediately alerted police and kept the man from leaving the scene by surrounding the vehicle.

Police later arrested the man, who claimed that the woman’s death was an “accident”.

When police arrived the woman was still alive but died later on the way to the hospital.

Police believe that the man beat his wife so badly that he caused her death.

They also suspect that the five children, four of which were fathered by the 42-year-old, were in the couple's flat at the time of the assault.

However, according to deputy prosecutor Bo Birgersson, it is not believed that the children witnessed the beating, as it took place in a separate part of the apartment.

“With the exception of the youngest child, but it is too young to have understood anything of what has happened, “ Birgersson told Kvällsposten.

Birgersson also confirmed that the woman had filed for a divorce twice in the last few years but later retracted the petition and moved back in with the 42-year-old.

“If it is true that she changed her mind it is hard to see how that could be the motive,” said Birgersson to the paper.

The man has given a statement to the police about how the woman died, but it doesn’t completely correspond to the woman’s injuries and some of the police’s findings in the flat.

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“We haven’t confronted him about that yet and we can therefore not go into any details,” said Birgersson to the paper.

After a hearing on Friday that lasted all but ten minutes the court decided to remand the man into custody under suspicion of murder.

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18:36 July 20, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
He had the decency to beat her to death in another room, where only the youngest child was present, and who did not understand what was happening. Clearly a compassionate guy, so the aggravated assault charge should not result in much more than a few months behind bars, or maybe a bit of community service.
19:26 July 20, 2012 by blursd
And his name is ...?
20:37 July 20, 2012 by CDRoth
I'm with blursd as a matter of curiosity.
20:55 July 20, 2012 by playmobil
i think its blurs or cdroth.. and you what your name :)
21:09 July 20, 2012 by blursd
Prince Consuelo Bananahammock ...
23:32 July 20, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
Five children and living in Malmö? Hmmm.....Methinks it's not your typical blonde Swede.
11:41 July 21, 2012 by matona1
i wonder what type of journalism is this,news without,who,where,why,when and how.u need more reearch before pasting news
21:03 July 21, 2012 by ctinej
The obscure journalism may be good for some. I usually have to read other papers to get the truths that are NOT printed in the Local. LIke the creep's nane, and from what country he immigrated.
06:01 July 22, 2012 by orangetree
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
13:19 July 22, 2012 by Pojken
Could all of you please publish your real name? I'd like to avoid your acquaintance at all costs.
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