Swede allegedly killed grandmother for car

Jan. 9, 2012 at 5:32 PM
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BORAS, Sweden, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- A 22-year-old Swedish man accused of stabbing and suffocating his 84-year-old grandmother was charged with murder Monday, police said.

In October, the Boras man allegedly stabbed and beat his grandmother before suffocating her to death by rolling her head in a rug. Afterward, he took her cellphone and her car, authorities allege.

He later ran the car off the road and called his mother to come pick him up, telling her something terrible had befallen his grandmother.

His mother called the police, who found the grandmother's body. The man was taken into custody that night.

Swedish news agency TT reported investigators found traces of the man's DNA on the shaft of a knife believed to be the murder weapon. They also discovered the victim's blood on the grandson's clothes.

The man was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the slaying, and had asked to borrow his grandmother's car, police said. Her refusal to lend him the car may have resulted in the attack, they said.

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