A VIOLENT drug consumer who stabbed an Australian man to demise in Sweden has been sentenced to 14 years in jail.
Richardo Lundberg, 28, was convicted of homicide over the killing of Kai Foley, 28.
Mr Foley, who had studied nursing in Melbourne, was stabbed in Odinsplatsen simply days earlier than Christmas final 12 months.
He had moved to Gothenburg six months earlier to dwell along with his Swedish girlfriend, Sabina Orjenfelt, and took up a job at an area impartial cinema, Hagabion, whereas learning Swedish, Fairfax studies.
Foley was strolling residence after an evening out with work mates when he was attacked by Lundberg within the early hours of December 20.
He was discovered affected by deep stab wounds to the stomach at Odins Sq. near town’s man practice station and was pronounced useless on the hospital.
A lady who drove round with Lundberg on the night time of the stabbing stated he acquired out of the automobile when he noticed Mr Foley on the footpath and when he returned a couple of minutes later he advised her to ‘drive, drive’ and shortly after, ‘I stabbed him’.
Lundberg claimed he couldn’t bear in mind what occurred as a result of he was almost certainly below the affect of medicine and in addition had extreme psychological well being points, in keeping with courtroom paperwork.
However a psychological evaluation discovered Lundberg was not significantly mentally unwell and that any well being points have been the results of substance abuse.
Lundberg was additionally convicted of threatening one other man with a knife on the identical night time.
Lundberg was additionally ordered to pay practically $10,000 every to Mr Foley’s mom, girlfriend, and brother, about $9000 to Mr Foley’s property and about $1200 to the person he threatened.
Lundberg’s lawyer Ann Bark stated an attraction was deliberate, Fairfax studies.
“We’ll learn via the sentence totally. However we’ll attraction. It would completely be appealed, each the validity of the proof and the classification of the crime,” she stated.
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