There have been seven attempted murders in Kristianstad in the past year. That’s how many attempted murders that were reported to the police. Kristianstadsbladet has compiled the various cases. The investigations are at different stages.
Stabbed in the face - in broad daylight
Where: Albert Hennings Väg, Österäng.
When: April 24th, 2019
The incident: Two men aged 18 and 40 years old start talking to each other. It ends with the 18-year-old stabbing the other man in the face. The severe blood loss led to a cardiac arrest. The victim of the crime was close to dying.
Status: The 18-year-old is charged with attempted murder and has been detained since April 26th. The trial began in Kristianstad District Court on Monday, July 29th.
Was close to dying after brutal attempted robbery
Where: Äspet, Åhus.
When: November 7th, 2018.
The incident: A 19-year-old man tries to recover a debt by robbing a 41-year-old man of his Rolex watch, on the driveway of the villa where he lives. There is a scuffle and the 19-year-old stabs him with a knife - a stab which misses the man's heart by a centimetre.
Status: The Court of Appeal has sentenced the 19-year-old to four years and eight months in prison for attempted murder. A 34-year-old man was sentenced to nine months for aiding an attempted murder.
Stabbed his friend during a panic attack
Where: Östra Storgatan, Kristianstad.
When: March 10th, 2019.
The incident: Two friends in their late teens begin to argue at night. The defendant, a 19-year-old man stabbed the other on both the body and the face. In the District Court, the 19-year-old explained that he had a panic attack and flashbacks from his homeland.
Status: The trial is ongoing. The prosecutor is calling for imprisonment and deportation. Right now a psychological assessment of the 19-year-old is underway. The result will determine the punishment.
Refusing to talk about attempted murder on election night
Where: Vemmenhögsgatan, Näsby.
When: September 9th, 2018.
The incident: Two young men in a car are shot at in the evening. The police suspect that several weapons were used. Nobody was injured. The men who were shot at were known to the police previously. They have chosen not to disclose what happened.
Status: Two men, aged 23 and 24 years old, have been detained on reasonable grounds on suspicion of attempted murder. Charges have not been filed yet.
Brothers freed in brutal attempted murder by car
Where: Östra Boulevard (by the Pasta van), Kristianstad.
When: August 30th, 2018.
The incident: An argument takes place outside Bånken in Kristianstad. A short while later, a car runs over two people several times near the Pasta van.
Status: Two brothers are charged with the crime. One is acquitted in the District Court. The other, often referred to as the "25-year-old", is sentenced to eleven years in prison and deportation in the District Court. The Court of Appeal acquitted him - it cannot be ruled out that someone else may have been driving the car. One of the victims, a man, has appealed the verdict to the Supreme Court.
Ambiguity surrounding attempted murder on Midsummers Day
Where: In Tollarp.
When: June 22nd, 2019.
The incident: A man in his 40s seeks medical care at the Central Hospital in Kristianstad after being subjected to violence.
Status: The preliminary investigation is ongoing. A man in his 30s is suspected of the crime.
No suspects for the shooting in Österäng
Where: Hjalmar Söderbergs väg, Österäng.
When: June 15th, 2019.
The incident: Multiple shots are fired at two apartments in Österäng at around 6 pm. Nobody was injured. There are bullet holes in the building's façade and in the windows of two apartments.
Status: The police have no suspects for the crime.
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