The news that four teenagers, 15–16 years old, had been arrested on suspicion of murder in the nature reserve Hjälstaviken in Enköping received a lot of attention in mid-April this year.

A week later, an 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the act, which in the media came to be called "The Taxi Murder".

The prosecution calls the murder of the 25-year-old man, whose taxi was found abandoned with the meter rolling, "very special" – not least because the suspects are young and related to each other, that it was done by hanging, the alleged revenge motive and that it has no links to gang crime.

"Have planned together"

All five suspects are now charged on suspicion of murder.

"We can see that everyone together has planned the deed and has taken preparatory measures. We have DNA on the rope and in the victim's car, we have money transactions and a lot of other evidence, says prosecutor Lina Elfwing.

"We have tried to leave no stone unturned and have worked under extreme time pressure because the detainees are so young.

The girl allegedly deceived the victim

All five deny any wrongdoing, but have made some admissions. Among other things, the suspected girl confessed in interrogation that she lured the victim to Hjälstaviken but in the belief that he would "only" be beaten by the brothers.

"He has admitted certain facts, but nothing related to the act," said Olle Hancock, defence lawyer for the 18-year-old suspect who now faces life in prison.

Stefan Wallin, a lawyer for another suspect's brother, says that it is "the lid on" before the prosecution.

"My client denies murder, I can't say more than that.

SVT has sought the other suspects' lawyers, but without success.

The trial is expected to begin on October 3 in Uppsala District Court, and last for 20 days.

In the clip above: Money transfers from the murdered led to suspects