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…

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…

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…

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…