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Mijailovic transferred to asylum

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post 11.Sep.2005, 01:28 PM
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Mijailovic transferred to asylum

The man responsible for the brutal 2003 murder of Sweden's foreign minister Anna Lindh has been transferred to a psychiatric asylum following the deterioration of his mental health, Swedish public radio reported Saturday.

Mijailo Mijailovic, 26, who is serving a life sentence in a maximum security jail in Kumla, west of Stockholm, has been moved to a psychiatric unit in Sundsvall, exactly two years after the bloody attack.

"He is not well and a doctor decided he needed psychiatric help," the asylum's director Christer Karlsson told the radio station.

Sweden commemorated the second anniversary of Lindh's death this weekend.

The country was sent into a state of shock in 2003 after the popular minister was stabbed repeatedly by Mijailovic as she shopped at a Stockholm department store on September 10.

The 46-year-old, mother of two, died of massive internal bleeding some 13 hours later on September 11.

A remembrance service at the Stockholm's Katarina church cemetery will be held by Lindh's Social Democratic Party on Sunday.

Mijailovic, who had a history of mental problems, admitted to Lindh's stabbing and claimed during his three trials he heard "voices" telling him to attack her. However he insisted he did not mean to kill her and had no motive.

Mijailovic has renounced his Swedish citizenship and is now only a citizen of Serbia and Montenegro where he has asked to be transferred.

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post 11.Sep.2005, 03:10 PM
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Hearing voices in itself is not a symptom of an illness, but is apparent in some people. One in three becomes a psychiatric patient - but two in three can cope well and are in no need of psychiatric care and no diagnosis can be given because 2/3 are quite healthy and well functioning.
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post 11.Sep.2005, 04:07 PM
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It was, it is, and it will be always a circus. So, the show must go on. :twisted:
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*Dusty Feather*
post 11.Sep.2005, 07:27 PM
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- The man convicted of murdering Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh two years ago will be moved from a high-security prison to a psychiatric clinic, the prison warden said Friday.

''He is not well,'' said Christer Karlsson, warden of Kumla prison where Mijailovic has been serving his life sentence since December.

In December, the Supreme Court sentenced him to life imprisonment, overturning a ruling by a lower court that sentenced him to psychiatric care.

However, inmates with serious mental problems can be moved to psychiatric clinics if they are in urgent need of mental care, Karlsson said.

Comment: Is it Sweden that is in urgent need of care ?
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post 12.Sep.2005, 08:37 AM
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Yeah! wondered how long it was going to be before he would pull the wool over the looney psychiatrists eyes.

As far as im concerned it was pre-meditated murder, he knew what he was doing :twisted:

How long will it be before he`s walking the streets again. :?:
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Wayne W
post 12.Sep.2005, 06:19 PM
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I am sure he wil escape soon with the help of his shrinks intern...
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