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Mother found murdered in Uppsala flat

A 30-year-old woman was found dead on Monday night in Uppsala, with her three-year-old child still in the apartment. Police have arrested her ex-boyfriend on the suspicion of murder.

Mother found murdered in Uppsala flat
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Police were alarmed by neighbours who heard screaming from the apartment in Luthagen, Uppsala at 8:45pm on Monday. They arrived at the scene to discover the body of a woman, apparently murdered, and her child. 
 
An hour later police apprehended the child's 31-year-old father, who was previously in a relationship with the woman, officers said.
 
"The three-year-old has been taken to the hospital, and it was determined that the child had not received any injuries," said Uppsala police spokesperson Lisa Sannervik.
 
The child has since been transfered to social services.
 
Police refused to comment further about the ongoing investigation on Tuesday morning. 
 
"There is still a great deal of work to be done," police spokesperson Christer Nordström told newspaper Dagens Nyheter. 
 
TT/The Local

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Prosecutors charge Malmö student for killing two teachers

Swedish prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged an 18-year-old student with two counts of murder after the March killing of two teachers at his school.

Prosecutors charge Malmö student for killing two teachers

“On March 21, an 18-year-old man attacked two female teachers at the Malmo Latin School with a knife and axe,” the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement, adding that the two women had died from their injuries.

“Now the man, who himself was a student at the school, is charged with two counts of murder,” it continued.

The man was arrested shortly after the attack which took place at the creative arts high school, which has more than 1,000 students in Sweden’s third-biggest city Malmo in southern Sweden.

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Anders Elison, the accused’s lawyer, told AFP that his client has admitted to the killings since his arrest and continues to do so.

According to Elison, the young man had suffered from mental health issues and on the day he had entered the school thinking that he would not come out alive.

“He wanted to put himself in a situation where there was no turning back for him to continue his own life,” Elison said.

The trial will commence at the Malmo district court on July 20, according to Elison.

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