Wilma's disappearance and death last autumn has attracted considerable attention, especially in Uddevalla and its environs. Her ex-boyfriend at the age of 20 is charged with murder and felony breach, which in this case means he is suspected of cutting the girl's dead body.
Despite extensive searching, by both police and volunteers, only part of the body has been found - hidden in a bag in the man's apartment."Heartbreaking"
Prosecutor Jim Westerberg believes it is out of the question that someone other than his ex-boyfriend would have killed Wilma. According to the prosecutor, the murder was committed at 18 at one day in November. Several neighbors have testified about the quarrels and screams from the apartment.
- Loud, heartbreaking women's screams, says Jim Westerberg in his final speech in the Uddevalla District Court.
"She has died of serious, repeated blunt violence," Westerberg also says of Wilma's death.
According to prosecutors, extensive blood traces speak in the apartment that Wilma ended up on the floor when she was attacked, and then was killed.
Jim Westerberg also points out in the plea that the man submitted information that turned out to be incorrect. The man is also described as having been remarkably disinterested in searching for Wilma when she was missing - despite testimony that he had previously wanted to control her.
Prosecutors believe the circumstances surrounding the murder are such that the ex-boyfriend should be sentenced to life imprisonment.Witnesses affected?
Attorney Beatrice Rämsell, who is a public defender of the suspect, believes the prosecutor's testimony may have been affected by media reporting. She specifically mentions the relatively detailed live reporting that P4 West had on its website during the trial.
- Information provided by witnesses can be called into question, says Beatrice Rämsell.
Witnesses in a trial must not be present at the hearing before giving their testimony. The idea is that they should not be affected by what was previously said in the courtroom.
According to a small mental examination that has been done, he can be suspected of suffering from a serious mental disorder. If the district court finds the man guilty of murder, a major forensic psychiatric examination is likely to be made of him.