30 years after Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot and killed outside a cinema in Stockholm, new theories still appear on who was behind the murder. Few people now believe that the case will be solved.
Swedish police were initially convinced that the Kurdish PKK was behind the murder, but had since endure harsh criticism for not making a wider investigation.
Two years after the murder, the police arrested the hoodlum and substance abuser Christer Pettersson, who was found guilty in the Stockholm District Court in 1989. The sentence was later overturned and Pettersson was released. He died in 2004.
In recent times information has been brought to light that some believe strengthens the suspicion against Pettersson. Among other things, it’s been claimed, that he while drunk admitted to having killed Palme and being hired to do se by the life sentenced “bomber” and Palme hater Lars Things Ström.
Things Ström died in 1997, supposedly leaving behind a will in which he confessed to having asked Pettersson to kill Palme. The lawyer who gave it to the police later, however, admitted to falsifying Tingström’s signature.
That about 130 other people also have confessed to the murder of Olof Palme, has not made the work any easier for the police. Fewer and fewer poeple believe, however, that the assassination of the Swedish Prime Minister will ever be solved and that the world will know who fired the deadly shots on Sveavägen at 23.21 on Friday, 28 February 1986.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today