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three killed in shootings

Mangs guilty of two murders

Updated tisdag 24 juli 2012 kl 11.29
Published tisdag 24 juli 2012 kl 09.34
Peter Mangs at an earlier date in the trial. Photo: Stig-Åke Jönsson/Scanpix

Serial killer Peter Mangs has been found guilty of thirteen of the twenty charges against him, according to a Malmö court. They include two murders and four attempted murders. It also decided to refer Mangs for psychiatric testing before sentencing. The testing is expected to take around a month, with the next court date set for the end of August.

Mangs was accused of three murders and 12 attempted murders, mostly of people with immigrant backgrounds, in Malmö between 2003 and 2010.

During the case he denied most of the charges against him, but had confessed to vandalism for having fired a shot through a shop window.

Mangs was found guilty of killing Trez West Persson who was sitting in her car at the time of the shooting. West Persson's mum, Jeanette Persson West, told news agency TT it was a relief that Mangs was found guilty, but that the punishment is less important.

"Of course he should be punished, that's the consequences of his action. But that isn't important to me. I'll never get Trez back, no matter what. Never ever. We'll have to live with this for the rest of our lives", she said.

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