Four years of youth care for the murder of Ismail Abdo's mother

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Published 8 July 2024 at 17.41

Domestic. Svea Court of Appeal upholds the sentence against two young men for the murder of gang leader Ismail “Jordgubben” Abdo's mother.

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Uppsala district court sentenced two young men, now 20 and 16 years old, for the murder of a 58-year-old woman in her home in Uppsala. The 20-year-old was sentenced to life imprisonment and the 16-year-old to four years of closed youth care.

The Court of Appeal today confirms the district court's verdict for them and for three other people who were sentenced to prison for other crimes.

p>- The Court of Appeal has concluded that in this case there are several very aggravating circumstances. The murder of the 58-year-old woman was characterized by great recklessness and was carried out by people within the criminal gang milieu, says the president of the court, Court of Appeals Councilor Henrik Matz, in a comment.

The Svea Court of Appeal agrees with the district court's assessment that it was the 20-year-old who fired the weapon. As for the 16-year-old, the Court of Appeal has concluded that he was in direct proximity to the crime scene when the murder took place and that he then had his own weapon with him. He is also sentenced, as in the district court, as a perpetrator. The Court of Appeal also convicts both of them for serious weapons offences.

In the district court, the 20-year-old was sentenced to life imprisonment and deported from Sweden and forbidden to return here. When determining the penalty, the Court of Appeal, like the district court, saw it as aggravating that the murder was preceded by special planning and that the crime was part of an internal conflict within a criminal network.

As for the 16-year-old, the Court of Appeal states that he would have received a life sentence if he had been 18, but that he should instead be sentenced to four years of closed youth care because he was only 15 at the time of the crime. The Court of Appeal has confirmed the district court's judgment in these parts.

In the district court, a now 30-year-old man was also convicted of aiding and abetting murder because he booked accommodation for the 16-year-old and the 20-year-old and made financial transfers to 20- the year-old in connection with the murder. The district court considered that the crime itself would lead to ten years in prison. A 23-year-old woman was sentenced to two years and two months in prison for serious weapons crime for having transported the murder weapon and another gun from Gothenburg to Stockholm before the murder. Finally, a 22-year-old man was sentenced to a year in prison on a felony weapons charge for offering to keep one of the guns after the murder. The Court of Appeal has confirmed the district court's judgment in these parts as well, although with a minor adjustment in the penalty for the 30-year-old.