The fatal shooting in Växjö – now the trial starts

– It is primarily with regard to age and attention. The district court will make a decision on how it will be with the negotiations today, says defense lawyer Rickard Sjöström to SVT Småland.

The defense lawyers want the negotiations to be held behind closed doors. But the prosecutors believe that the trial should be held in public, as there is a great deal of media interest, which Smålandsposten be the first to tell.

The largest murder investigation in Kronoberg

On the first day of the trial, the prosecutor will present a case. According to prosecutor Emma Berge, the murder investigation itself is “the largest murder investigation ever in Kronoberg”. More than 500 interrogations have been carried out and the preliminary investigation is over 7800 pages, which is why the factual presentation will probably take all day.

Following the planned five trial days, a large number of witnesses, including the accused, will be heard.

Prosecutor: Carried out murders together

The two teenagers have been in custody since September and have been charged with murder and aggravated weapon crime.

The two teenagers are accused of having “together and in concert” planned and carried out the murder, despite the fact that only one of them has fired the fatal shots. The shooting must have been part of an ongoing gang conflict.

In parallel with the murder investigation, a separate investigation has been made regarding the murder weapon. Five teenagers were convicted to prison and juvenile care and juvenile surveillance, respectively, for having stored and concealed the murder weapon together.

The trial is expected to end on May 20.

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The man was found shot to death on a bicycle path in a residential area in Växjö. Photo: Kajsa Oscarson / SVT

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