Cleared serial killer Bergwall sues the state

The man once thought to be Sweden's worst serial killer, is suing the state, reports Swedish Radio News.

Sture Bergwall says his right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty has been violated by statements by a top judge.

As Bergwall's murder convitions have been overturned, judge Göran Lambertz has continued to say the convictions were sound. Lambertz is the former Chancellor of Justice, and a current judge at the supreme court.

Bergwall says this means the state must make recompense for how their legal representative has acted.

The lawsuit will demand SEK 100,000 in damages, but is mainly to defend the point of principle, says Sture Bergwall - formerly known as Thomas Quick.