Four charged over 'mistaken' Malmö murder
The Local · 19 Nov 2012, 14:30
Published: 19 Nov 2012 14:30 GMT+01:00
- Three women arrested for 'mistaken' Malmö killing (23 May 12)
- One man dead after new Malmö shooting (03 Jan 12)
In May, police went public with the theory that Limerius wasn't the intended target for the shooting. A 54-year-old man with a lengthy criminal record lived at the same address as Limerius and could have been the person the killer had intended to shoot, according to the theory.
A 28-year-old man is charged with having carried out the murder after spending two months gathering information about the 54-year-old target.
According to the prosecutor, the 28-year-old was collecting intelligence about his intended victim’s looks, place of residence and the date when he was to be released from prison on probation, after which the would-be killer purchased a semi-automatic gun with a silencer.
In January, the 28-year-old thought he saw the 54-year-old outside of his house and shot him dead, with six shots hitting the victim in the head, chest and his right leg. However, it wasn’t the 54-year-old man he had shot, it was his 48-year-old neighbour Limerius who lived in the same building.
A 56-year-old woman and her 28-year-old daughter were also charged on Monday with aiding the preparation of murder. Police suspect them of having helped the man get access to information about the 54-year-old.
Earlier there were speculations that the two women ordered the killing to get revenge for the 1992 murder of the 28-year-old woman’s father, but this was not mentioned on the charge sheet.
A 51-year-old woman was charged with protecting a criminal as she was aware of the plans to have the 54-year-old murdered but did nothing to alert the police, according to the prosecutor.
All of the accused deny the allegations against them.