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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-31-13 07:34 PM
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Sweden's 'Hannibal Lecter' cleared of all charges
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It is a story worthy of Sweden's finest crime writers. A serial killer who cuts up and eats more than 30 people in the country's worst murder spree, earning a reputation as the country's very own Hannibal Lecter.

Under interrogation by police investigators a suspect confesses to the crimes, saying he maimed and raped his victims and ate their remains. The youngest victims was a nine-year-old girl whose body was never found.


But two decades later it emerged that the man, Sture Bergwall, was not a murderer after all. Rather he made up his confessions after being drugged by incompetent investigators only too eager to close their cases.


"It means that you can get away with anything because nobody will be held responsible, and that's terrible," Kttim said, calling for an independent review to scrutinise the psychiatric ward where Bergwall was held, the police, and the prosecutors involved in the murder investigations.

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