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Boyfriend jailed for murder of missing man

A 37-year-old man was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Tuesday after the body of his boyfriend was found in a storage room of an apartment complex in western Sweden in July.

Boyfriend jailed for murder of missing man

The killer, 37-year-old Stefan Nilsson, had previously undergone a psychiatric evaluation and was deemed to have been in a mentally stable condition at the time of the killing.

The District Court ruled on Tuesday ruled that Nilsson should serve prison time for murder and aggravated theft, and that he must pay damages of 200,000 kronor ($30,100) to the relatives of the victim, Jens Janzon. 

Nilsson admitted to the killing in August, telling the court that he  "choked him until he stopped breathing."

Janzon, 27, was due to go on holiday to Cyprus with a friend shortly before he was reported missing. He was last seen at home in Forshaga, westerb Sweden, with his mother on July 26th. Janzon, who had been in a relationship with Nilsson, was reported missing soon after, and . following a nationwide alert, he was found dead three days later.

The convicted man's lawyer, Lennart Jemtelius, told the Aftonbladet newspaper that he was unsure if he would appeal.

"Even if there was a reason to re-examine the district court's ruling, I don't know if my client can manage another court case about it. He still doesn't feel very well at all," he said.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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