16-year-old charged with murder of homeless EU migrant

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murdering homeless Romanian man in Huskvarna, Jönköping, three months ago.

Gheorge ("Gica") Hortolomei-Lupu was found dead in a park in Huskvarna on August 8th.

Two and a half weeks later, two boys were taken in for questioning. A 16-year-old has now been charged with murder, while his 14-year-old alleged accomplice is too young to be prosecuted in court.

However, the prosecutor is putting forward testimony to determine whether he is guilty of murder, even though he cannot be legally punished.

According to the prosecution, the boys kicked and hit the man's head, neck and body.

Parts of the attack were captured on camera and shared among young people in Huskvarna. 

An investigation by Swedish Radio found that youngsters harassed the homeless man for two years before the suspected murder, calling him "the rat" and throwing things at him.

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