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Court adds two years to teen suspect's age

Published lördag 5 februari 2011 kl 10.54

A Swedish court has added two years to a boy’s age, so he can stand trial.

The Swedish press is not saying what the boy has been charged with, but according to his passport he was 13 years old in 2009 when the crime is reported to have been committed.

The newspaper Västerbottens-Kuriren writes that Umeå District Court had experts X-ray the boy’s skeleton and teeth, and determined that he was in fact 15 years old at the time of the crime. As such, he can be put on trial, and the prosecutor has decided to do so.

The boy’s lawyer says he thinks the decision “very peculiar”.

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