Man in his 70s

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: April 6, 2019.
Age at death: 70s.
Cause of death: Wrist cut.
Location: Lysekil, Lysekil Municipality, Sweden.
Disability: Dementia, wheelchair user.

Details:
This man lived with his wife in a supported living center. Believing that he would be better off dead, she killed her husband by slitting his wrist. At trial, she claimed it had been a mercy killing, but the prosecution noted that her husband could not competently have made a decision to die, and that there were indications that he wanted to live.

Case Status:
His wife. Initially convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 2 years; on appeal, convicted of murder and sentenced to 4 years.

Source:
The High Court tightens the punishment for the “mercy murder” in Lysekil | tellerreport.com
72-åringen dödade sin man: ”Vill lägga det bakom mig”
72-åriga kvinnan dödade maken – straffet skärps

14-year-old girl and 11-year-old girl

Flowers and candles left by neighbors as a memorial.Name Unknown.
Age at death: 14.

Name Unknown.
Age at death: 11.

Died: January 9, 2018.
Cause of death: Strangled/suffocated.
Location: Bjärred, Lomma Municipality, Sweden.
Disability: Myalgic encephalopathy.

Details:
These two sisters lived with their parents. Both had chronic fatigue syndrome and were home-schooled. When the younger girl was diagnosed, her parents began planning to kill the whole family. Months later, they carried out a murder-suicide by strangling both girls and then killing themselves.

The 11-year-old girl took piano lessons. Her 14-year-old sister was intellectually curious and liked learning.

Case Status:
Inquest concluded; murder-suicide committed by their parents.

Source:
Döttrarna i Bjärred hade fått diagnosen ME – föräldrarna valde att avsluta deras liv
Morden i Bjärred – Elisabet Höglund söker svar i ny bok
Nu berättar polisen: Här är vad som hände familjen i Bjärred
Faktafel i boken morden i Bjärred.
Polisen: Fynd i villan kan förklara vad som hänt
Barnen i Bjärred led av ME – föräldrarna tog beslut att avsluta familjens liv
Barnen i Bjärred ströps/kvävdes till döds av sina föräldrar. Föräldrarna hade planerat morden i flera månader utan att barnen anat något!

Bobby Äikiä

Photo of a young boy with curly black hair and tan skin, wearing a blue shirt. He is smiling for the camera.Name: Bobby Äikiä.
Died: January 14, 2006.
Age at death: 10.
Cause of death: Asphyxiation due to abuse.
Location: Nässjö, Jönköping County, Sweden.
Disability: Fragile X.

Details:
When Bobby moved away to a shack in the country with his mother and her boyfriend, his life became one of constant abuse. He died because his mother and her boyfriend stripped him naked and buried him in the snow, then took him back inside and put him in bed. There, he aspirated his vomit and died because he was too frozen to turn his head.

In happier times, Bobby visited his stepmother on her farm. He loved riding and grooming their pony, and happily rode on a tractor with her husband.

Case Status:
Niina Äikiä (Mother), convicted of manslaughter and child abuse, sentenced to ten years, served six.
Eddy Larsson (Mother’s boyfriend), convicted of manslaughter and child abuse, sentenced to ten years, served six.

Source:
Murder of Bobby Äikiä
The Murder of Bobby Äikiä
Bobby Äikiä (1995-2006) – Find A Grave Memorial
Bobby fallet – Wikimini, encyclopedin för barn
Fallet Bobby – extramamman Inger berättar om sorgen
Bobbys mamma har fått barn – som omhändertagits