Monday, May 7, 2012

Peter Mangs 'Racist Sniper' Charged with 3 Murders and 12 attempted murders

A Swedish man accused of targeting immigrants during a year-long campaign of shootings has been officially charged with murder.

Peter Mangs will face a total of 20 charges, including three murders and 12 attempted murders, after attacks that gripped the southern Swedish city of Malmo with fear during 2009 and 2010.

Chief prosecutor Solveig Wollstad said the case against the 40-year-old was very strong.

"The investigation comprises many cases of very aggravated criminality," she said.

Mangs was arrested in early November 2010 following a huge police manhunt in Sweden's third largest city

He has been charged with killing two men of immigrant origin in 2003 and one Swedish woman who had been sitting in a car with an immigrant man in late 2009.

He was also charged with 12 attempted murders in which he allegedly fired numerous shots with his Glock 19 pistol at homes, businesses and cars, seriously injuring a number of people. Read More