22-year-old Afghan man sentenced to life in prison and deportation from Sweden for knife attack in Vetlanda

Swedish policePhoto: Mikael Fritzon / TT / NTB
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A 22-year-old Afghan man has been sentenced to life in prison and deportation from Sweden for the knife attack in Vetlanda in March. Seven men were injured in the attack.

The knife attack that took place on March 3 lasted just under 20 minutes, but seven people were stabbed. Three of them suffered serious injuries.

The court found that the 22-year-old was guilty of attempted murder. A forensic psychiatric examination concluded that the man did not suffer from any kind of serious mental illness.

The man was also sentenced to pay around 125,000 kroner in compensation to the victims. During the trial, he said that he felt bad and that he was angry with a person who had “harassed” him.

“The man talked about three of the attacks but did not remember the other attacks. He also said that he did not question what the prosecutor said about the course of events, but that he accepted it,” Eksjö District Court wrote in a press release.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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