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Swedish high court reinstates life sentence for killer of Swedish foreign minister

[JURIST] Sweden's Supreme Court Thursday reinstated the life sentence of the man convicted of murdering Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in a Stockholm department store last year. Mijailo Mijailovic received the life sentence in March, but an appeals court later overturned the sentence, saying that Mijailovic should be transferred to a psychiatric facility instead. The Supreme Court, whose decision is final, said Thursday that although Mijailovic seems to suffer from a "personality disorder," he cannot be characterized as "psychotic" and therefore there is "no requirement to send Mijailo Mijailovic to psychiatric care and there is no reason not to sentence him to prison." AFP has more.

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