Sweden: 46-year-old woman sentenced to 16 years in prison for murder

Swedish policePhoto: Johan Nilsson / TT / Kod 50090
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A 46-year-old woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for the murder of her cohabitant in 2018. The man was found in a burnt-down car in Eskilstuna.

The verdict also covered gross fraud because the woman transferred money from the man’s account to her own.

The man was found in a burnt-down car near Eskilstuna outside Stockholm shortly after he was reported missing. At the same time as the man was reported missing, the woman bought detergent, 160 liters of birch wood, lighter fluid, and matches.

The woman was acquitted of murder in the district court, as the court found that it had not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that she was behind the murder. Among other things, it was not proven how or when the man was killed. 

The Court of Appeal concluded that the time of the murder can be proven and that the woman was the only one who was nearby at the time.

In addition, the court found that the woman burned the body after the man’s death. The woman denied criminal guilt in the case all along.

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

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