Two murders in the same week - three men risk many years in prison
It was during Easter week 2018, the second week of April, that the two murders took place.
The alarm about the first suspected murder came at 1.15am in the early hours of Tuesday the 10th of April.
A 32-year-old woman had been found lifeless in a residence at Äspet in Åhus. Her 29-year-old partner, who was at the scene, was taken in by the police. He was arrested on reasonable grounds for suspicion of murder.
Five days later, the police received an alarm about a new suspected murder.
At 12.42 on Sunday, April 15th, a 30-year-old man was found dead in an apartment in central Kristianstad. A 25-year-old who raised the alarm was detained. Two days later, another suspected perpetrator was detained, he was 29 years old.
The police in Kristianstad put a lot of effort into the investigations. Both murder investigations were run in parallel by two investigation teams with investigators, analysts, lead detectives, prosecutors and forensic scientists.
The three who were suspected of murder were held in custody for a long time. In early December, charges were brought in both investigations. The trials in Kristianstad's District Court ended in December.
The prosecutor requested long prison sentences, 14–16 years, for the two men suspected of having murdered the 30-year-old in the apartment. The lawyer of the victim's parents demanded a life sentence.
In the murder in Åhus, the prosecutor has requested that the 29-year-old be sentenced for murder, but has not specified what punishment the court should impose. The suspected 29-year-old must first undergo a forensic psychiatric examination.