Category: Helge Fossmo

Knutby pastor Helge Fossmo admits murder

On January 10th 2004 Alexandra Fossmo was shot dead while she slept in the village of Knutby, not far from Uppsala. She was the wife of Pastor Helge Fossmo, one of the leaders of the extreme Pentecostal sect that dominated village life, and sister of the woman many claimed was the cult’s real leader, Asa Waldau – otherwise known as the Bride of Christ.

Knutby pastor could lose guardianship of children

Despite having been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his second wife in Knutby in January 2004, Pastor Helge Fossmo is still the legal guardian of his three children. Now, Uppsala social services is considering transferring the guardianship of the children to Fossmo’s sister, with whom they currently live. After the local social services came under fire for allowing Fossmo to remain the children’s legal guardian – which means, among other things, that he must be consulted about where they live – the county administrative board launched an investigation into the matter. It concluded that Uppsala social services

Supreme Court will not hear Knutby case

The life sentence handed down by the Court of Appeal in November to the pastor of Knutby will stand, following the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear his appeal. The pastor, Helge Fossmo, was found guilty of murdering his second wife, Alexandra, and for the attempted murder of a neighbour in January of this year. Knutby Case For the full background to the Knutby case, see The Local’s definitive guide to Knutby He appealed against his sentence on the grounds that the verdict was based on evidence given by a seriously psychologically disturbed person. The woman who actually pulled the