Verdict expected on Friday

Mangs "didn't want" to appeal bias decision

The convicted Malmö serial shooter Peter Mangs has decided not to appeal the district court's decision that there was no conflict of interest involving one of the lay judges in the lengthy trial, meaning his sentencing is expected on Friday this week.

"He did not want to appeal," Mangs' lawyer Jesper Montan wrote on Monday in an email to news agency TT.

Mangs had previously reported the lay judge as biased for serving on a local police board while presiding over the case. The court ruled that there was no conflict of interest and the defence has not appealed that decision.

Mangs was convicted of two murders and four attempted murders but has yet to receive his sentence.

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