Direct report · The double murder in Linköping


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16 Sep 14.30

On Monday, there will be further questioning of witnesses and what is called personalia.

SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

16 Sep14.29

This concludes today's negotiation.

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SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

16 Sep14.29

The examination of witnesses ends.

Neither the defense attorney nor the plaintiffs' assistants had any questions.

SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

16 Sep14.28

The prosecutor asks him to clarify and confirm parts of the witness interview that was held with him 16 years ago.

SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

16 Sep14.23

He describes how those involved moved.

SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

16 Sep14.23

The witness was outside on Åsgatan and saw Anna-Lena and the killer.

SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

16 Sep14.21

She also asks about the relationships and then where he lived at the time of the murders.

SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

16 Sep14.20

The prosecutor gets the floor.

SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

16 Sep14.20

The last witness of the day must certify that he has no relationship with the accused or the plaintiff.

Then he must swear the testimony.

SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

16 Sep14.19

Then we're back in room 3.

SVT · Tobias Holmqvist

The prosecutor wants to see Daniel Nyqvist convicted of two counts of murder - his lawyer wants to kill him.

Regardless of the classification, the outcome is likely to be forensic psychiatric care.

Daniel Nyqvist has admitted that he unprovokedly attacked and killed two people unknown to him in Linköping on October 19, 2004.

His victims - the eight-year-old Mohamad who was on his way to school and the 56-year-old language teacher Anna-Lena who first became a witness and then a victim - were both beaten with violent force and many times by the then 21-year-old Nyqvist, who according to his own statement out that morning with the sole purpose of killing two people.

Peace of mind

According to him, he did it to "get peace of mind", to calm his obsessive thoughts about killing, as he said during the second day of hearings in Linköping District Court last week.

- To get my peace of mind.

To get rid of thoughts, to be able to sleep, Nyqvist said.

The National Board of Forensic Medicine (RMV) stated in a statement before the main hearing that he suffers from a serious mental disorder and that he also did so at the time of the murders.

His lawyer Johan Ritzer said in the district court that because of this there may be room to sentence Nyqvist to murder instead of murder, which prosecutor Britt-Louise Viklund demands.

Forensic psych

Today (Monday) the main hearing in Linköping District Court is expected to end.

But before pleadings from prosecutors, plaintiff's assistants and a lawyer are held, three people who know the suspected double murderer must be heard.

It concerns two childhood friends and Nyqvist's brother.

Regardless of whether the district court in a conviction classifies the act as murder or manslaughter, there is no scope for any sanction other than forensic psychiatric care.

This is because the act was committed in 2004, four years before a change in the law which means that the penalty can be imprisonment even if there is a mental disorder.

SVT Nyheter Öst will report regularly from the trial.

Hear reporter Tobias Holmqvist talk about today's debate in the clip above.