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NEWS: Suspect Of The Murder Of Swedish Prime Minister Dead (updated)

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posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 08:44 AM
Today Christer Pettersson, who remains the only person to be considered guilty (though later freed due to lack of evidence) of the murder of the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986, died today at the age of 57.

The failure to find the actual perpetrator has caused a number of conspiracy theories involving right-wing Swedish police officers as well as Kurdish militants. The reason for the suspicions of a conspiracy is not completely unfounded. During his period, the Swedish Prime Minister managed to make lots of friends as well as enemies due to what many viewed as controversial views on world politics at the time. He was a loud opposer of the war in Vietnam, the nuclear arms race and apartheid. He also loudly voiced his support for PLO and Nelson Mandela.

The Associated Press
Pettersson had been in a coma at the Karolinska Hospital since Sept. 16. He died from brain hemorrhaging and organ failure, hospital spokeswoman Inger Rosell said.

Pettersson was unconscious when he was admitted to the hospital with severe head injuries, Rosell said. It was unclear what caused the injuries. He underwent surgery but never regained consciousness, Rosell said.

"It's a tragic life that has now come to its end," Prime Minister Goeran Persson told Swedish news agency TT.

A convicted criminal with a history of substance abuse, Pettersson was the only person tried for Palme's murder after being identified by Palme's widow, Lisbet, as the killer.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The murder of Olof Palme shocked the Swedish people and is considered the one incident to cause Sweden to loose its virginity once and for all. The case is still unsolved.

In a related event; about one year ago, Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, died from the stabbing wounds after being attacked at a department store in the capitol of Sweden.

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[edit on 29-9-2004 by Durden]

[edit on 29-9-2004 by John bull 1]

posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 11:21 AM
The story is now updated with a source in english.
EDIT to add: Another thread on this subject.

[edit on 29-9-2004 by Durden]

posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 02:51 AM
The Guardian: Man tried for Olof Palme murder dies

quotes from article:
"Christer Pettersson has died," a statement from the Karolinska Institutet hospital said.

"The patient was unconscious after sustaining serious head injuries."

"The daily newspaper Expressen was blunter: "The murder of Olof Palme will now probably remain unsolved."

Do we have a "Lee Harvey Oswald II" here?
He was killed shortly before a publicly known meeting with Palmes son.
He said he had something important to tell him.
Palmes son had agreed to a meeting.
But Petterson never lived to tell...

posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 03:04 AM
According the the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Joakim Palme (the oldest son of the murdered Prime Minister) said Christer Pettersson had recently tried to get in contact with him and his family "in several different ways". - I am of the opinion that it concerned a confession, said Joakim.

posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 04:24 AM
According to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Christer has been anything but consistent when it comes his own take on the incident over the years.

"I happened to be arrested, now I'm hardened, but it could just as well has happened to someone else."
Aftonbladet, 1989.

"I haven't shot anybody"
TV3, 1995

"If I would have murdered Olof Palme, I think I would have been able to keep almost as straight a face. But only almost ...only almost."
Barnjournalen, 1989

"I, the killer and one more knows who shot Palme."
(According to a friend). Aftonbladet, 1997

"I could have been the one who did it. I don't think so, but it can't be ruled out."
TV3, 1999

"I was the one who did it..."
(According to an old friend). Aftonbladet, 1988

"It was for the money."
Petterson retracts his confession on television, 2001

"I have shot Olof Palme, but there is no proof. They can't convict me, because they'll never find the murder weapon."
(According to an old friend). Aftonbladet, 1997

It should be noted that all of his actual "confessions" were made to a friend of his. Over the years the media has also been highly critizised for using Christer, who allegedly was payed to appear on television - a number of times - and make controversial claims.

posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 04:49 AM

In a related event; about one year ago, Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, died from the stabbing wounds after being attacked at a department store in the capitol of Sweden.

In what way was the Murder of Anna Lindh related to the murder of Olaf Palme?

[edit on 30/9/04 by Oddfellow]

posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 04:58 AM

Originally posted by Oddfellow
In what way was the Murder of Anna Lindh related to the murder of Olaf Palme?

At the time of the incident many would draw connections between the two. Mainly because of how much the murder of Anna Lindh reminded the nation of what happened in 1986. The victim was a minister and a very important person in the leading political party (the socialist party). Many even thought Anna Lindh would eventually become the Prime Minister of Sweden. In both incidents, the suspect had no obvious connections to the victim and the murder happened in the middle of Stockholm.

[edit on 30-9-2004 by Durden]

posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 05:18 AM
And lets not forget that Anna Lindh was also a "Bilderberger"...
Shes listed on the participant list for 2003
The murder is mentioned on that page too.

posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 05:21 AM
Sorry,I misunderstood the meaning of "related to" in english. I thought it was closer to "connected to" rather tham "similar to". At the time of the murder of Anne Lindh, the police stated that this was a random killing and not politically motivated. Hmmmm. Wishful thinking. At least they eventually took their man. (AFTER making that announcement) Hmmmmmm.

posted on Sep, 30 2004 @ 05:22 AM
True. Thanks, Hellmutt - forgot about that one

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