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Justice Minister seeks answers in "Quick case"

Published lördag 1 juni 2013 kl 16.43
Justice Minister Beatrice Ask. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/Scanpix.

Justice Minister Beatrice Ask wants to find out what went wrong with the justice system in the so-called "Quick case", in which a man was first convicted of committing eight murders, and then acquitted for seven of them, one after the other.

Sture Bergwall, who used to go by the name of Thomas Quick, may soon be acquitted of the remaining murder and has been granted a new trial.

In an interview with Swedish Radio News Saturday, Ask called the "Quick case" a justice scandal and said that after the court decides this summer whether to clear Quick of the last murder, the Justice Department will investigate what happened.

She says the investigation will have two parts: finding out what went wrong in Sture Bergwall's particular case, and making sure something like this does not happen again.

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