Germany re-arrests woman accused of murder in Sweden

31st March 2008, Comments 0 comments

Germany arrested a 31-year-old scorned lover for the second time who is wanted in Sweden for the murder of two children and the grisly stabbing of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, 23.

 

Hanover, Germany -- Germany arrested a 31-year-old scorned lover for the second time who is wanted in Sweden for the murder of two children and the grisly stabbing of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, 23.

The German accused, who had turned herself in on the advice of her parents, was earlier released after German police said the evidence from Sweden against her was insufficient. Stockholm has since sent fresh data about the killings two weeks ago.

She has denied the attack and said that on the day, she was not even in Arboga, the town west of Stockholm where it happened.

Swedish news reports say she had a liaison during a 2006 Greek holiday with a 28-year-old Swedish man who is the partner of the stabbed woman. She moved from Germany to Stockholm to be near him.

She is alleged to have bombarded him with text messages after he dumped her, but she has denied eyewitness claims that she spoke of killing the woman who replaced her and that woman's children.

Prosecutor Thomas Klinge in Hanover, northern Germany said she was arrested on a newly drawn up European arrest warrant and additional, stronger evidence against her, but gave no details.

Reports in Sweden said she gave a DNA sample while in custody for the first time and this has been compared with traces from the attack on the boy, 3, and girl, 1.

Doctors say their mother, who is intensive care in Uppsala, may recover from her multiple stab wounds without any physical handicap.

Klinge said a state superior court in Celle, near Hanover, would review the Swedish application for her extradition.

Another man, the biological father of the two children, was the first suspect in the case, but offered an alibi.

DPA with Expatica

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