Massacres/Mass Murder · Sweden

Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

August 21, 1952 Scania, Sweden Tore Hedin kills 9 and himself after his fiancé left him Hedin, a 25-year-old police officer, had previously robbed and murdered a friend in November 1951 before setting the crime scene on fire. He was assigned to the case and, unsurprisingly, was unable to catch the killer. (Pictured, Hedin quizzically… Continue reading Man obsessed with ex-fiancé kills 9, self

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Teen tortured, murdered by other teens

August 17, 1995 Kode, Kungälv Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden John Hron (14) is beaten and drowned by four neo-Nazis Hron and a friend were camping by a lake when four boys, ages 15-18 and all of whom embraced the neo-nazi ideology, approached. The youngest, Mikael Fjällholm, and Hron knew each other from school, where… Continue reading Teen tortured, murdered by other teens

Executions · Female Killers · Sweden

The last woman executed in Sweden, whose execution was less of a beheading and more of a bisecting

August 7, 1890 Yngsjö, Skåne County, Sweden Anna Månsdotter becomes the last women executed in Sweden Månsdotter, a 45-year-old widow, was convicted of killing her son's 22-year-old wife by strangulation. During trial, evidence of a long-term incestuous relationship between Månsdotter and her son surfaced and was presented as a possible motive for the murder. Månsdotter… Continue reading The last woman executed in Sweden, whose execution was less of a beheading and more of a bisecting

Executions · Famous Last Words · Political · Sweden

FLW: his first time being beheaded

Famous Last Words Alexander Blackwell Sweden July 29, 1747 Blackwell, a Scottish-born adventurer, was executed for conspiracy in Sweden, accused of attempting to tamper with the Swedish line of succession. He proclaimed his innocence on the scaffold then laid his head the wrong way on the chopping block. When his error was pointed out he… Continue reading FLW: his first time being beheaded

Newspaper clippings · Sweden

The first piece of a dismembered woman, whose death and investigation inspired The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, found

July 18, 1984 Solna, Sweden The first body parts of Catrine da Costa, a prostitute in Stockholm, are found in a plastic bag Various pieces of da Costa's body were found between July 18 and August 8, but her head, internal organs, genitals, and one breast have not been located. Due to the missing body… Continue reading The first piece of a dismembered woman, whose death and investigation inspired The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, found