Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Sweden’s Most Prolific Serial Killer Maybe Just Compulsive Liar

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.

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