A 27-year-old man is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a 25-year-old man at Ängö in Kalmar last year. The murder can be compared to an execution, according to the court.
The shooting is part of the wave of violence that hit the city last year – a total of three murders are linked to a conflict between two criminal gangs.
Kalmar District Court sentenced the 27-year-old to life imprisonment for the murder of Ängö last March. "The murder has the character of execution", the court writes in its judgment.
"It was an expected verdict. I am pleased with the outcome, i.e. That he is convicted of murder to life imprisonment", says prosecutor Patrick Sonevang to TT.
On the other hand, the 27-year-old is released for two counts of attempted murder, but he is sentenced for two cases of serious gun crime and two cases of endangerment.
"I do not intend to appeal any part. Neither was the prime suspect nor the other defendants", says Patrick Sonevang.
Three murders in five months
Another 27-year-old man was charged with, among other things, attempted murder and gross gun crime, but completely acquitted.
A 29-year-old man was charged with accessory to attempted murder, but is released from that charge. However, he is sentenced to three months in prison for minor gun crimes, narcotics crimes and heeling.
Kalmar suffered three murders in the first half of 2022 – all shooting deaths is part of a conflict between two criminal gangs.
The first was in early February 2022 and the murder is believed to be the start of the bloody conflict. The third murder occurred in May 2022 when a 19-year-old man was shot to death near a schoolyard.
Men arrested in Oslo
Several assassination attempts have also taken place in Kalmar in the past year and a total of 13 people are detained for various crimes linked to the conflict.
This weekend a man was arrested in Oslo suspected of the murder last February. He has admitted extradition to Sweden and was requested on Friday arrested, reports local media. Another man was arrested in Norway and three people were arrested in Stockholm this weekend suspected of crimes such as incitement to attempted murder.
Corrected version: In an earlier version, the wrong date was given for the first murder in Kalmar.