It was in May last year that a party in the Old Town in Kalmar derailed.

According to the party participants, the 25-year-old must have started picking up drugs and syringes and then been asked to leave the party.

Another party participant, a man in his 30s, is said to have tried to persuade the 25-year-old to go home and then the 25-year-old is said to have attacked and stabbed the man in the neck, among other things.

But what happened before the confrontation differs in the testimonies.

Emergency situation

According to a witness, and the 25-year-old himself, the knife cutting must have been preceded by a fight and that the knife-cut man shortly before must have hit the 25-year-old with several fist blows.

The 25-year-old has therefore claimed that he acted in self-defense.

Kalmar District Court considers that the 25-year-old was certainly probably in an emergency defense situation, but at the same time believes that a more serious threat to the individual's life is required for emergency defense with knife violence to be justified according to the law.

It has also not been possible to establish any serious injuries to the 25-year-old from the quarrel afterwards.

Pure luck that the man survived

The district court writes in the judgment that there is no indication that the 25-year-old intended to kill, but that he had a so-called indifference - that he did not care if the knife-cut man would survive or not when he acted, and therefore should be sentenced to attempt to murder.

The stabbed man was taken to hospital and lost a lot of blood, but the knife injuries - despite hitting his neck, back and groin - did not damage any vital organs or arteries.

Something that seems to be pure luck, the district court writes.

Seven years in prison

In addition to the attempted murder, the 25-year-old is convicted of illegal driving, drunk driving, violation of the knife law and drug offenses.

The total penalty is seven years in prison.

The 25-year-old has been in custody since the incident in May last year.

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