Father indicted for murder of 9-year-old

A man was formally accused on Monday, on suspicion of murdering his nine-year-old daughter in Håbo, in Bålsta, northwest of Stockholm, on July 9.

According to the prosecution, the man stabbed his daughter in the head and chest.

When the mother tried to protect her child, she was also stabbed. The mother's adult daughter is also said to have been stabbed, according to news agency TT.

The accused, who was arrested shortly afterwards, denies guilt and claims to be unable to recollect what happened due to mental illness.