An Audi S4 is said to have been used as a getaway vehicle when the perpetrators shot dead two men just outside Copenhagen last year. According to the prosecutor, the accused tried to light a fire on the car but then closed the doors, whereupon the fire went out. In addition, the car must have been filmed at the murder scene.
Inside the getaway car, police found clothing and murder weapons.
- In the front seat of the car, a pistol was found, in the trunk an AK47, the weapons that according to the investigation were used to kill the two young men, says SVT's reporter Diamant Salihu who is watching the trial.
The police were able to secure both DNA and fingerprints that connect the five accused to the getaway car, and to an apartment in Aarhus where they are said to have stayed after the murder. Traces of blood have also been found from the murder victims on the clothes and shoes that are connected to the accused.
One of the accused is heard in court and asked about shoes that have blood traces from one of the murder victims. He claims that he lent the shoes, but does not want to say to whom. He says he thinks of his family. The prosecutor asks what could happen if he tells.
"I'm not a golar, so what do you think of me?"
Five-year gang conflict
The murder and the attempted murder are believed to be pieces of the puzzle in a much larger gang conflict between two rival groups in the Järva area outside Stockholm. For five years, the two gangs have attacked each other and ten young people have lost their lives in total. The gang members are former childhood friends, schoolmates and neighbors.
The wave of violence took off after a robbery against Forex in Täby. The young people could not agree on the change, and it was the starting shot for one of Sweden's bloodiest gang conflicts.
- These are very young people. The whole conflict is very much about drugs, revenge and violations, says Diamant Salihu in Morgonstudion.
The trial is ongoing throughout August. If the court considers that the men have gang connections, they risk, according to Danish law, to receive twice as severe punishment.
- This is the first time the law is used against foreign citizens, says Diamant Salihu.