The fight began as the older couple attempted to park outside of a grocery store. After honking at the 23-year-old, whose car stood in the way, the older man went forward to the car to tell him to move.
The younger man opened his car door, causing the elderly man to fall. His wife ran to his aid, later falling to the ground during the tumult, suffering severe brain damage from which she never awoke.
The husband has said that the young man “walloped” the woman, while the 23-year-old holds that he took a step backward without knowing that anyone was behind him.
The case has enflamed much emotion especially in the southern end of the country, leading the trial to be moved from the district court in Lund to that in Helsingborg.