Murder conviction for Stenvall killing

A 51-year-old man from northern Sweden has been convicted of murdering 29-year-old Carolin Stenvall outside Gällivare in September of last year.

Murder conviction for Stenvall killing

Toni Alldén admitted to killing Stenvall but claimed it was an accident. He has been sentenced to life in prison for the crime.

“We’re happy with the ruling. It was the result we were working toward,” said lead prosecutor Ulrika Schönbeck following the release of the verdict.

Stenvall disappeared on September 12th, 2008 on her way to a job interview near Kiruna.

He abandoned car was found the following day at a roadside rest stop about ten kilometres south of Gällivare.

Alldén was taken in for questioning on October 16th on suspicions of having murdered the missing woman.

Police discovered traces of the Stenvall’s blood on the floor mat of Alldén’s car.

He later admitted to causing the 29-year-old’s death, claiming to took place at the rest stop following an argument over Alldén’s driving.

He explained that he pushed Stenvall, who then hit her head on the towing apparatus attached to Alldén’s trainer and died.

But an autopsy report indicated Stenvall’s death had been caused by gunshot fired at her back, rather than the fall, an assessment with which the court agreed.


Bordeaux: Family appeals for help to find missing British father

The family of a British man last seen in Bordeaux are growing increasingly worried about his whereabouts and have appealed to the local community in the south west city to help find him.

Bordeaux: Family appeals for help to find missing British father
Photo: Sally Louise/Facebook

Nathan James Sim, aged 32 has been missing since Saturday evening.

The young father was last seen at around 7pm on Quai Saint-Croix in the centre of Bordeaux.

His family told The Local he had been visiting Bordeaux for the day and had been working in Lormont, a suburb of Bordeaux, decorating a holiday cottage.

They have not been able to contact him via his mobile phone since he went missing.

His partner Sally Louise launched an appeal on Facebook: “I am posting this in the hope that a friend of a friend of a friend might share it and it might reach someone who knows his whereabouts. Please, please share and get this photo as widespread as possible.”