A third victim has died six weeks after a racially motivated attack at a school in western Sweden, police said Friday.
The teacher, in his 40s, died Wednesday of wounds received in the October 22 attack by a sword-wielding assailant at the Kronan school for six- to 15-year-olds in Trollhattan, police told AFP.
Police investigator Thord Haraldsson said the assailant, Anton Lundin-Pettersson, 21, targeted “those with dark complexions”, with the investigation so far “pointing to Nazism”, he said at the time of the attack.
The killer went from classroom to classroom, wearing black clothes, a Darth Vader-like mask and a German World War II helmet.
A 20-year-old teaching assistant and a teenage student were killed. The teacher who died Wednesday was one of two people wounded, the other being a teenage student.
The killer was quickly shot and killed by police. All the assailant’s victims were of immigrant origin.
The killer’s social media accounts reveal an apparent loner fascinated by Hitler, Nazi Germany and the far-right Sweden Democrat party, which is critical of Islam and rising immigration.
Sweden, a country of 9.8 million, is expecting to receive up to 190,000 asylum seekers this year — putting it among the EU states with the highest proportion of refugees per capita as the continent struggles with a massive influx of migrants.
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During a panel discussion as the hearing continued, Flannery explained that Lewandowski should have pleaded the Fifth Amendment privilege because he ultimately trapped himself.
"I don’t think he was wily and effective and I thought he wore down toward the end," Flannery explained. "Several of the members got elements of the crime of conspiracy. And what people forget is that you don’t have to succeed in a conspiracy. And we have Trump asking him basically to kill the investigation by converting [Jeff] Sessions to their side and he’s told this but he doesn’t stop there. He does overt acts he writes down what the president wants Sessions to hear, he makes an appointment with Sessions, but sessions doesn’t show up, we don’t know if there’s any side conversation there. He puts the document in a safe and then he arranges for someone else to give it to Sessions. Then he has another meeting with Trump."
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"Mister Chairman, as you know I am counsel for Mr. Lewandowski—" began the attorney.
"You are not a witness and you should not be seated at that table," cut in House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) sharply.
"I understand that," said Lewandowski's attorney. "I will leave after I register a formal protest based upon the debate that I heard. These seem to be unauthorized questions and I know you choose your words carefully—"
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On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," House Democratic Caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) laid into President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski for his aggressive behavior before the House Judiciary Committee.
"As you know, Democrats want to call other witnesses for this impeachment investigation," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "Do you worry, though, that Lewandowski set the precedent for not cooperating?"
"Well, Lewandowski portrayed himself as a tough guy," said Jeffries. "He's a likely candidate for a Senate seat in New Hampshire. And he was there probably to try to launch his senatorial campaign, not to take seriously his responsibility as a witness to participate in this hearing on behalf of the effort to find the truth for the American people. But that is okay. Because the American people can judge Lewandowski based on what they've seen from today and in terms of whether he was participating in a cover-up or participating in effort to reveal information to the American people."