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Man charged in Sweden in connection with murder using iPad

A 24-year-old man has been charged on suspicion of killing a 36-year-old in a hotel in Stockholm in January this year.

Man charged in Sweden in connection with murder using iPad
File photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

The crime, which occurred at a hotel in Bromma in the west of the Swedish capital, was committed using a tablet computer as a weapon, Expressen reports.

The 24-year-old was arrested a few days after the suspected murder on suspicion of having committed the crime.

During police interviews, he is said to have admitted being in a dispute with the victim which ended in physical confrontation. He said he used a “loudspeaker and an iPad” as weapons during the fight, according to Expressen’s report.

The victim was found with 20 stabbing and knife wounds on his body according to details of the investigation published by Expressen. Evidence from the scene includes a tablet connected to both suspect and victim.

The 24-year-old has claimed he acted in self defence, his lawyer Rodney Humphreys told the newspaper. The prosecution is demanding a murder conviction and that the man be deported from Sweden.

The trial will take place at Solna District Court.

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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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