Teenager acquitted of killing a 16-year-old boy in Sweden last year

Swedish policePhoto: Mikael Fritzon / TT News Agency via AP

The teenager who was accused of shooting and killing a 16-year-old boy in Biskopsgården in Gothenburg last year has been acquitted.

The 17-year-old, who was 15 years old when the murder took place, has been acquitted of murder and attempted murder in Gothenburg District Court. However, he has been sentenced to four months’ imprisonment for a felony.

The district court also acquitted a now 19-year-old boy of the charge of complicity in murder and attempted murder. But he received a suspended sentence and fine for having threatened an official in another situation.

Case background

A 16-year-old boy was shot several times in Biskopsgården in Gothenburg in the spring of 2020. He later died of his injuries, while his girlfriend was seriously injured and sustained permanent injuries.

According to the police, the shooting was part of a long-running conflict between criminal groups in the Biskopsgården district. The 16-year-old who died was not involved in the conflict, but he had a close relative who played a leading role in one of the groups.

The investigation of the case continues, Swedish police say.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

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

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