One September evening a man in Oskarshamn was attacked by two robbers and subjected to beatings and deadly stab wounds. Now two men are charged with aggravated robbery and one of them is also charged with murder.

Flowers and candles in the place where a man was killed on Friday night 23 September 2022 in Oskarshamn. Archive image.
Flowers and candles in the place where a man was killed on Friday night 23 September 2022 in Oskarshamn. Archive image.

Prosecutor Linda Caneus tells TT that she thinks it was a coincidence who the men chose to go after.

"The D.A. says it's a robbery murder."

The man who was murdered was a well-known profile in the city and after the murder Oskarshamnsbor gathered for a memorial march.

In the court summons, the prosecutor describes that the man, who was in his 50s, was surrounded and restrained. While the men were kicking and punching, they tried to steal his money and pull a wristwatch from his wrist, according to the indictment.

The 27-year-old then allegedly went off and retrieved a knife, with which he then inflicted several stab wounds, causing fatal injuries.

One man filmed the incident with a mobile phone and that film is now part of the prosecution's evidence.

The prosecutor considers the robbery to be aggravated because two people assaulted a lone and disabled man and used very extensive and deadly force against him.

The 27-year-old is also charged with aggravated assault or gross bodily injury to another person on the same day. According to the charges, he threw an iron tube at a man who was hit at the height of his eyebrow.