Knutby, a village near Uppsala, became notorious across Sweden when Alexandra Fossmo, wife of Helge Fossmo, a pastor in the local pentecostal church, was found murdered in the early hours of January 10th 2004.
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Fossmo was sentenced to life imprisonment for conspiracy to murder and attempted murder. He had sent text messages to nanny Sara Svensson to encourage her to murder his wife and his neighbour, who was married to his lover.
A Swedish Lutheran pastor who faked cellphone text messages from God to get his nanny-lover to murder his wife and try to kill the husband of a second mistress wants a new trial.
The pastor and his fiancÃ©e have been given the go-ahead for their wedding plans after the tax authorities ruled that there were no impediments to their marriage.
Sara Svensson, the nanny who murdered mother of the children she cared for in the Christian cult community in Knutby, is to be given leave from psychiatric hospital for Christmas, Aftonbladet reports.
The nanny admitted to two shooting, but claimed that she was being controlled by the manipulative pastor of a religious sect.
Police in Uppsala are to question the Knutby pastor Helge Fossmo after he admitted on Thursday that he was involved in the murder of his wife and the attempted murder of a neighbour in 2004. But the confession has been lambasted by a professor of psychology.
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.
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
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