33-year-old man in Sweden convicted for murder and bid to assassinate

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The accused Theodor Engstrom was arrested in July after he confessed to stabbing a 64-year-old woman and also planned an attack on a politician the same day 

The Gotland District Court in Sweden has sentenced a man to be held in a psychiatric ward, after he killed a woman and then planned an attempt to assassinate a lawmaker at a political event.  

According to a report by the Associated Press, the 33-year-old man named Theodor Engstrom, was arrested on the spot, after he attacked Ing-Marie Wiselgren, a medical doctor and psychiatric coordinator for Sweden’s municipalities and regions.  

The report said, Swedish court had earlier classified the knife attack as an act of terror. But this verdict was changed to murder, on the grounds that, the episode did not harm the country in the same way as a terrorist crime, the court said.  

The court verdict mentioned in the report said, he had bought a one-way ticket to the Baltic Sea Island, with the intention of carrying out a suicide bombing to target the people who failed him. The verdict also said, Engstrom acquired two knows along with two swords as well as a bow and arrow.  

He had compiled information about the activities of Center Party leader Annie Loof, who he also planned to assassinate, but was not successful. The court eventually ruled the assassination plot against Loof as a terror crime, the report said. There was also no evidence of any explosives on him, the report added.  

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