Police in Strömstad, Sweden, were called to an apartment this week around 1 a.m after neighbors reported hearing loud banging and the cries of a child or possibly a baby. What police might have feared was a domestic disturbance, turned out to be a a domestic improvement project gone horribly wrong.
A short-staffed morgue in Sweden is reportedly raising eyebrows by having a janitor assist with the autopsies. The janitor, who works for the hospital in southern Sweden in which the morgue is located, apparently took out the trash, and the internal organs from a number of bodies, starting last summer.
An unnamed Swedish man was recently acquitted of by a Gothenburg court of appeals for DUI because he convinced the judge that he was asleep at the time that he was pulled over. Also he’s not the first Swede to get away with this unusual defense.
After 17 months on the run Saleh Hadri decided to turn himself in for the murder of a gang leader in Malmö, Sweden, but was told that the police station was closed for the day. So what’s a guy gotta do to get arrested in Malmö anyway?
Convicted Swedish serial killer Sture Bergwall, aka Thomas Quick, who confessed to 20 murders and was convicted of 8, was considered Sweden’s worst serial killer — until he recanted his confessions and his convictions were overturned. Friday a judge ordered retrials in the last three, and if prosecutors decline to retry, Bergwall may be released this year.
The case has been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey, but unlike in the bestselling book, the sex slave dies.
A 37-year-old woman on trial in a Swedish court for necrophilia and other related charges after police found over 100 human skeletal remains in her apartment has petitioned the court for the return of her macabre collection, claiming that she has done nothing wrong.
A Swedish woman, 37, was arrested in September 2012 for "violating the peace of the dead." According to Prosecutor Kristina Ehrenborg-Staffas, the suspect used the bones of a virtually complete human skeleton found in her apartment in an "unethical" manner: As sex toys.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been in hiding out in Ecuador’s London embassy since June 19, 2012, was granted refugee status today by that government in a purported effort to keep him from ever being extradited to the U.S. to stand trial for publishing hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. government documents online.