From the beginning, the victim and the suspect were close childhood friends. They were part of the same youth circle in Rinkeby. But then the first murder took place, on a friend of the 23-year-old. The friend was shot to death with a shot in the back in Bromsten, next to Rinkeby, in the summer of 2015. The 23-year-old was then in prison. When he came out, more had been murdered and former friends had split into two groups.
The 23-year-old sided with the side that mourned the first murder victim. The friend, who then became an enemy in the group now called the Death Patrol, is one of the accused. He stared at the woman who testified when she answered the prosecutor's questions in court. It took place under oath, with the risk of punishment if she had not answered the questions."The 23-year-old often wore a bulletproof vest"
The relative said that the 23-year-old was released after serving a sentence in the autumn of 2017. He often wore a bulletproof vest because there was a threat from his rivals, his former childhood friends.
The relative had contact with the 23-year-old when he and the other two, a brother-in-law and a third friend, flew to Malmö from Bromma. There they bought a car and drove to Copenhagen to meet a friend of the 23-year-old.
According to information to SVT Nyheter, the 23-year-old has previously given refuge in Rinkeby to that person when he had problems in Denmark. Therefore, the 23-year-old thought it was safe to go to the meeting in Herlev, Denmark.
- But it was a trap, says a source who claims that the rivals paid the person that the 23-year-old would meet to get an address.50 criminal groups in Stockholm
After the testimony, the Stockholm police's gang expert Gunnar Appelgren was heard to describe the gang environment in Stockholm. He says that in the autumn of 2019 there were 50 criminal groups and networks in the Stockholm region with 1,500 people in the groups. He explains that there are two conflicts that stand out in Stockholm, the one in Rinkeby and the one in Östberga-Bredäng in southern Stockholm.
- The most violent where most people have died is the spiral of violence in Rinkeby, says Crime Commissioner Gunnar Appelgren and refers to the conflict that the trial in Denmark is about.
Then Mats Lindström, head of reconnaissance for one of the police's special efforts against gang crime in northern Stockholm, was heard.
He was given an account of the conflict and the ten murders. One of the accused, a 22-year-old from Rinkeby, who had been suspected of several murders, but never before convicted, he pointed out as a key person.
- We perceive him as one of the four leaders in the Death Patrol, 3MST.
The latter is another name that people in the gang, including the accused, tattooed on the chest above the heart.