Was charged with attempted murder – convicted of assault

Was charged with attempted murder convicted of assault

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full screen The man was charged with attempted murder but is now being sentenced for assault. Archive image. Photo: Naina Helén Jåma/TT

A man in his 50s, who was charged with attempted murder of a woman of the same age in a town in eastern Jämtland in August, is now being sentenced for assault in the district court, reports Östersunds-Posten.

According to the prosecution, the man, who had a relationship with the victim, had tried to strangle the woman, including by pulling a belt around her neck. But according to the Östersund district court, it cannot be established that the man used a seat belt and he cannot therefore be considered to have put the woman in a life-threatening condition. The court’s assessment is instead that it is an assault of the normal degree.

The penalty for the man is imprisonment for six months. He must also pay just over SEK 40,000 in damages to the woman.

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