In mid-August last year, a young man died after being seriously injured in a knife fight in central Halmstad. Previously, seven people have been written off from suspicion, there are still two guys suspected of murder and attempted murder. One of them, who was released from custody in January, was remanded in custody again in early April.

Now the two young men, aged 16 and 17, are charged with murder and attempted murder. According to the prosecutor, the men committed the crimes together and in concert. In addition, the 16-year-old is charged with serious weapons offences and drug offences in Mariestad, as well as two counts of assault in court in February this year. Another person was seriously injured in the incident.

Drug deal went wrong

According to the prosecutor, it is about drug deals that did not go according to plan

"We got an early picture of what had happened and that picture has been strengthened during the course of the investigation with the help of technical evidence, examination and mapping of telephone positions and telephone contacts, as well as material from surveillance cameras. The police have done a thorough investigation and held a very large number of interviews with witnesses, says Ginger Johansson in a press release.

The hearing is expected to start on Wednesday, May 3 and continue throughout the month.