Crime

Man Convicted in Landskrona Case

The 23-year-old man accused of killing a 78-year-old woman in Landskrona, southern Sweden, was sentenced to one year and ten months in prison on Friday by Lund’s District Court.

The court followed the prosecutor’s line that the man should be convicted of manslaughter and aggravated assault after one witness, standing 20 metres away, said he could see the woman was elderly. The court said in a press release that beating an older woman is a conscious endangerment and that the man should have understood that older citizens might not be able to defend themselves.

The man was also convicted of assault on the woman’s 71-year-old husband.

There has been a lot of attention around the 23-year-old man after he was arrested for killing the woman and beating her husband in a row about parking space outside a supermarket on March 29. The 23-year-old hit the woman once when she tried to help her husband. She fell back after the blow and died in hospital two days after the incident.

The man and his lawyer told the court during the trial that it was an accident and that the woman had a pre-existing medical condition which essentially caused her death.