Swedish Murderer Avoided Death Penalty

46-year-old Swede Kenneth Eriksson is back in Sweden after serving five years of imprisonment on a murder charge in Thailand.

Kenneth Eriksson was in 2005 convicted of manslaughter in the killing of a female prostitute in his Pattaya hotel room and was sentenced to five years in prison.

Following the deadly assault, Eriksson then hid the woman’s body in a trunk which he then dragged out of the hotel and dumped in a field not far from the hotel.
He then checked out, but hotel security cameras had already captured images of him taking the victim out of the building.

Police in Thailand launched a manhunt for Eriksson, who eventually confessed and was arrested.
At one point the Swede faced the death penalty, as prosecutors appealed the ruling of manslaughter but the court ruled in favour of Kenneth Eriksson.

And now, five years later, he has returned to Sweden were his father, Lennart Erikkson met with him today.

“He has lost weight, that’s for sure. I don’t know about his mental state of mind – he keeps that to himself,” the father said to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, adding that Kenneth Eriksson now hides in a secret location laying low for a while.

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