German woman accused of killing two toddlers maintains her innocence

7th May 2008, Comments 0 comments

The German woman extradited to Sweden as a murder suspect maintains her innocence in the matter.

Stockholm -- A 31-year-old German woman extradited to Sweden on suspicion of beating two young children to death maintains her innocence, her lawyer said in an interview published on Tuesday.

The woman, a student, was extradited to Sweden a week ago, after an attack on a 23-year-old woman and her children, aged one and three, on March 17.

The Swedish mother survived the attack and has since been discharged from hospital. She told Swedish media her hearing is impaired and one eye was injured.

A Swedish district court in Vasteras, about 100 kilometres west of Stockholm, ordered the suspect on Saturday to remain in custody.

Per-Ingvar Ekblad on Tuesday said his client had offered a "plausible explanation" of why she was in the small town of Arboga on the day of the attack, the local VLT newspaper reported Tuesday.

He said she was "cooperating" with police to prove her innocence, but declined to offer further details. A police spokesman declined to confirm media reports that a second interview with the woman was due.

"We will conduct a series of interviews," spokesman Borje Stromberg commented, adding that the prosecutor had decided authorities would not comment on the interviews, DNA or other possible evidence until a charge sheet is presented.


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