Swedish killer committed to psychiatric institution

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A 22-year-old Swede convicted of murdering a young Norwegian after breaking into his apartment at Majorstuen in Oslo two years ago has been committed to a psychiatric institution. He also faces charges in Belgium for murding a Belgian woman while he was fleeing police in Norway.

Makaveli Lindén had been evaluated as mentally ill and therefore unable to be sentenced to prison for Paltto’s murder. Both prosecutors and Lindén’s defense attorney has sought psychiatric care in a locked institution.

The mother of Lindén’s Norwegian victim, Heikki Bjørklund Paltto, was not pleased with the verdict, claiming Lindén was dangerous and should never be released from custody.

Lindén, who had pleaded guilty, first faces immediate extradition to Belgium, where he’s also charged with murdering a 58-year-old woman while fleeing Norway in October 2018. He was finally arrested in France.

newsinenglish.no staff