Court of Appeal confirms judgement – childhood friend murdered Emilia
20-year-old Emilia Lundberg disappeared on 22nd November 2019. Eleven days later she was found lying dead in the water in Vramsån.
In January 2021 Kristianstad District Court sentenced Emilia's childhood friend, a man now aged 22, to 14 years' imprisonment for murder. That is the most severe punishment he could be given, since he was under 21 when the murder took place.
”I'm pleased, of course. The Court of Appeal, just like the District Court, shares my assessment as regards the question of guilt”Kristina Amilon, District prosecutor
The District Court established that the 22-year-old murdered Emilia Lundberg in or near Vramså river the same day as she disappeared. He slashed and/or stabbed her upper body several times. She either bled to death or drowned as a result of being stabbed.
The Court of Appeal is of the same opinion as the District Court, that it is proved beyond reasonable doubt that the 22-year-old committed the crime.
The Court of Appeal confirms the sentence handed down by the District Court. The 22-year-old will serve 14 years in prison and must pay a total of 180,000 crowns to Emilia's family.
– They're greatly relieved. Buft that doesn't give them their daughter back, says Christina Davéus, counsel for the plaintiffs.
District prosecutor Kristina Amilon says:
– I'm pleased, of course. I've read through the verdict. The Court of Appeal, just like the District Court, shares my assessment as regards the question of guilt.
The 22-year-old man has never admitted the crime.