The strongest evidence in the trial: a bloody hand-print from the 24-year old murder scene.
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Man on trial for 24-year-old murder

A 67-year old man is on trial in Lund for a murder that was committed 24-years ago. The prosecution is almost exclusively relying on technical evidence, in particular on a bloody hand-print belonging to the 67-year old, which was found on a phone junction box the crime scene.

But the defendant denies ever having met the 79-year old victim or having been in his flat, never mind murdering him. The man's lawyers question whether the hand-print really is the defendant's. The phone junction box is no longer around, only pictures of it and other traces that were found on the crime scene.

The victim had been hit several times in the head with a lantern and a telephone cord had been strung around his neck.

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