Man arrested for knife murder of elderly woman in Gothenburg

An elderly woman was stabbed to death in an apartment in the Gothenburg area on Thursday.
Now a close man is being held for murder – after calling the police himself and confessing to the crime
– We will interrogate neighbours, says prosecutor Håkan Johansson.

The incident occurred last Thursday evening.

According to information to TV4 Nyheterna, a 35-year-old man called 112 and stated that he had stabbed a woman in her 70s to death.

Police and an ambulance rushed to the home in Gothenburg and found her dead.

– The woman was a relative of the man and it is true that he called the police, says Håkan Johansson, deputy chief prosecutor.

Admits murder

On Monday afternoon, the Gothenburg district court held a custody hearing against the man, who has not previously been known to the police, and chose to remand him on probable cause on suspicion of murder.

– He admits to murder and accepts detention, says Håkan Johansson.

The prosecutor does not want to comment further on what the man told in questioning about the homicide.

– We continue to work with the technical investigation and will hear neighbors and above all him, he will be heard again.

The detainee’s defense attorney does not want to comment.

– My client has asked me to hold off on commenting for the time being and therefore I cannot provide any information at all at this time, says lawyer Arash Khosravi.