Arson attacks: Convicted woman acquitted by Court of Appeal
The Court of Appeal has acquitted a woman convicted of the arson attacks in Åhus. The Court of Appeal finds that "it has not been established beyond reasonable doubt" that the woman set the fires. But the decision was not unanimous in the Court of Appeal.
Kristianstad • Publicerad 4 november 2019
The Court of Appeal has reversed the District Court's ruling. The woman has been acquitted.
The Court of Appeal believes that the fires in Härlöv and Vanneberga may have been set by different people.
– Of course she's relieved. It's nice that this has been clearly resolved, says Bruno Lindén, the woman's lawyer.
The Court of Appeal was not unanimous in its decision. Two judges in the Court of Appeal wanted to convict the woman.
Chamber Prosecutor Marie-Louise Holmberg says:
– The evidence when it comes to fires is difficult. We have presented a robust investigation, but it was not enough in this case.
The ruling may be appealed to the Supreme Court. But a review permit is required for the case to be taken up there.
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