17 years in prison for murdering ex-girlfriend

On Monday, Gothenburg district court sentenced a man, 51, to 17 years in prison for murdering his former partner.

The woman had applied for a restraining order against the man, of whom she was afraid, but the authorities rejected her request, and one morning in March, he shot her to death, reports news agency TT.

He admits that he shot the woman, but maintains it was an accident, not murder. The woman was shot in the back and in the face with a sawn-off shotgun.

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