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Man sentenced for ‘torturing’ wife and lover

A 30-year-old Malmö resident who held his wife and lover in an apartment and abused and raped them for years was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 years in prison.

According to the district court ruling, the man held the two women in “slave-like conditions”, writes the City newspaper.

The man began abusing his wife in 2002, hitting and raping her daily and threatening to kill her and the children of she left him.

After several years, he started a new relationship with a young woman he met on the internet. The woman ended up moving into the man’s apartment where she suffered the same treatment as the man’s wife.

The man forced the women to have sex with one another and whip each other. In addition, he tattooed his initials into each woman’s body using a hot knife.

In the end, the women finally alerted authorities to what the court described as the “raw and reckless torture” they had endured.

The 30-year-old was convicted of aggravated rape and gross violation of a woman’s integrity, as well as for abusing and threatening his two oldest sons.

The man admits to having a relationship with both women simultaneously, but denies that he committed any crimes.

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Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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