Drunk attacker escapes attempted murder charge
An attempted murder charge was quashed by the Swedish High Court because the accused was too drunk at the time of the attack. It was deemed impossible to prove "ill intent", which is required for an attempted murder conviction.
The man was instead convicted of gross bodily harm for stabbing two people with a kitchen knife.
Commentators reacted cautiously to the court's decision which could set legal precedent.
The editorial pages of daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet said: "A group of judges at the High Court has elevated intoxication to being an excuse."