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Prosecutor demands tougher sentence for murder - 30-year-old wants to be acquitted

The prosecutor has appealed the verdict for the murder in Åhus and has called for a tougher prison sentence for the 30-year-old. The 30-year-old has also appealed the verdict. He wants to be acquitted or have his sentenced reduced.
Kristianstad • Publicerad 12 mars 2019
The murder of the woman took place on April 10th 2018, in a villa at Äspet in Åhus.
The murder of the woman took place on April 10th 2018, in a villa at Äspet in Åhus.Foto: Lasse Ottosson

The man's defence wants two new witnesses to be heard in the Court of Appeal.

The prosecutor has also appealed. The prosecutor is demanding that the Court of Appeal increase the 30-year-old's sentence, to life imprisonment.

Kristianstad's District Court sentenced the 30-year-old to 15 years and 10 months imprisonment for the murder of his partner in their home in Åhus on the 10th of April 2018.

The District Court convicted the 30-year-old of murder. But the prosecutor thinks that the sentence should be tougher. The woman had been subjected to repeated and extreme violence in such a way that she must have felt a strong fear of death and suffered. She had trouble defending herself and she was murdered in her home by someone close to her. He showed great ruthlessness.

The man's defence demands that the 30-year-old should be cleared of the murder and not have to pay damages. At the very least, the 30-year-old wants a lighter sentence from the Court of Appeal. He has always maintained that he acted in self-defence; something that the defence wants to strengthen with two new witnesses. One witness will be heard about what the 30-year-old had said about how his partner felt and acted.

The second witness is a former forensic scientist. The forensic scientist will be heard about the analysis of the amount of blood and blood splash in the villa.

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