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Swede acquitted of murder after 13 years in jail – thanks, in part, to a podcast

Kaj Linna. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Published: 15.Jun.2017 15:34 hrs

Kaj Linna, who was convicted in northern Sweden over murder charges he always denied, has been fully acquitted in a retrial. After 13 years behind bars, he is now a free man.

Kaj Linna was sentenced to life in jail over a brutal combined robbery and murder in Kalamark in the far north of Sweden in 2004, despite a lack of forensic evidence or an eye witness linking him to the scene.

He always denied having committed the murder and at the end of last year, after new evidence was presented in a Swedish crime podcast based on global phenomenon 'Serial', he was granted a retrial.

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