Annika Östberg

Convicted murderer speaks about redemption

10 min

Long Sweden's most famous prisoner abroad, Annika Östberg was convicted for the murders of a restaurant owner and a police man in California in 1983. She says her boyfriend fired the shots. But he killed himself while in custody – leaving her alone to face justice. 

After serving 28 years in a California prison, Annika Östberg was sent back to Sweden to finish out her sentence. She was released in May of this year and has just published an autobiography, "Moments that Alter the Course of One's Life" (in Swedish, "Ögonblick som Förändrar Livet").

She joins Radio Sweden in the studio to talk about the murders, why she decided to write the book and about how she hopes to be perceived.