Christer Pettersson

Did Police Destroy Palme Murder Evidence?

A new documentary claims Swedish police destroyed evidence that may have been linked to the still unsolved 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme.

According to the newspaper “Expressen”, the film, titled ”I Saw Palme’s Murder”, claims that four months before the crime, police found the same type of bullets used in Palme’s shooting at the home of an acquaintance of the main suspect, Christer Pettersson. He was found guilty of killing Olof Palme but was acquitted by an appeals court.

The film, scheduled to air on February 26 – two days before the 20th anniversary of the killing – alleges that police did not link the rare Winchester .357 magnum shells found at drug dealer Sigge  Cedergren’s home with identical shell-casings later found at the nearby murder site.

When he testified in the 1988 trial, Cedergren said Pettersson had stolen .357 magnum shells from his apartment. By then however, the film claims, police had destroyed the cartridges taken from the drug dealer’s apartment.

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