Updated 16:26 | Published at 2:27 p.m
They had only been together for a few months when the 36-year-old man suddenly came into a police station and told them that he had killed his partner.
The 29-year-old woman was then found dead in the student apartment in Kristianstad.
Now the 36-year-old is accused of having suffocated and strangled his partner during a torture-like course that went on all night.
According to the indictment that was filed today in Kristianstad District Court, the murder that occurred between December 8 and 9 last year was not a hasty act, but went on for several hours.
The suspect, a 36-year-old man, is said to have held his girlfriend hostage all night in her student apartment where he had recently moved. With the help of long underpants and tights, he tied her hands and feet and alternately held her in a strangle hold, alternately sat on her chest so she couldn’t breathe.
He stuffed socks in her mouth and threatened her with a kitchen knife so she wouldn’t call for help.
In the end, she died from the lack of oxygen.
The prosecutor writes in his lawsuit that the young woman was subjected to severe suffering and strong fear of death before she died and that the act was particularly reckless as she was bound and the act took place at night in their shared home.
When the 29-year-old woman, who was a student, was no longer breathing, the 36-year-old went to the nearest police station where he told what he had done.
Began to behave “strangely”
He has previously admitted to causing her death but why is not clear from the lawsuit.
However, several witnesses are to be heard about the 36-year-old’s behavior “strangely” before the incident.
– Among other things in connection with a water leak that they had in their home a short time before the crime. The water leak has a rather large role in this, I think, says chamber prosecutor Malin Paulsson.
A forensic psychiatric examination of the man shows that he suffered from a serious mental disorder at the time of the murder but not today – which means that there are no obstacles to sentencing him to prison.
Struggled with drug addiction
In a personal investigation previously carried out on the 36-year-old, it appears that he met the 29-year-old woman three months before the murder.
He then himself lived a disorderly life without a home, he often slept in tents, he had debts and made a living on part-time jobs while trying to complete a course in computer science.
He says in the personal investigation that he and his girlfriend could sometimes have “lively discussions”.
The 36-year-old is said to have had a problem with drug addiction, something he says worsened some time before the murder.
Most women are killed in the home
Aftonbladet’s long-term review Killed women, which counts every woman killed by a man she once loved, shows that 129 out of 343 men who murder their partner or ex-partner were influenced by the crime.
The review also shows that the most common place where a woman is killed is the home, 286 of the 343 women who were killed between the years 2000-2022 were killed there. And of the rooms in the home where women are killed, just like in the case of the 29-year-old woman, it is most often in the bedroom.
The trial begins on May 31.