Jackie Arklöv was convicted in 2000 for killing to police officers in a sleepy small town in southern Sweden following a bank robbery.

Killer could be released in two years

Jackie Arklöv, who became one of Sweden’s best known criminals in 1999 after shooting two police officers execution style following a bank robbery in southern Sweden, is likely to be released from prison in two years, news agency TT reported Monday.

The Prison and Probation Services has made the recommendation saying that Arklöv, who was convicted to life in prison eleven years ago, has done well during his paroles and never tested positive for drugs. They recommend that Arklöv start the transition process with the goal of releasing him after two years.

Arklöv has also been convicted of war crimes after fighting as a volunteer in Bosnia but that conviction did not add time to his sentence since life is the maximum penalty in Sweden.

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