Somalian Asylum Killer Pleads Amnesia, Court May Accept Mental Disorder


The 2015 intake migrant who stands accused of lying about his age to gain access to a youth migrant centre and benefits, and then murdering one of the employees, has claimed he has limited recollection of the event and so will not enter a plea.

Somalian Khaliif Nuur, who was initially reported to be 15 years of age but was later revealed to have lied and was at least 18 years old is presently being tried for the alleged murder of 22 year old Alexandra Mezher and the attempted murder of another migrant accommodation employee. During the detention hearing, he claimed he was unable to admit or deny committing the crime, saying he could “barely remember anything from the incident”, reports Aftonbladet.

The court is now considering whether the man migrant is in fact mentally ill and under a “distorted perception of reality”, and therefore not answerable for his crimes. If that is the case, he could potentially be sectioned indefinitely as a risk to himself and others.

A court investigation has found that before the killing the man felt “tired of life”, had quit school after arriving in Sweden and had started to feel “worse and worse mentally”. The court has heard how the individual had reportedly been affected by anxiety, insomnia, and depression, and the migrant centre where he killed had been given extra funds to hire specialists to deal with him, having been initially reluctant to take him on.

However the money was not used to hire specialist staff before he killed, despite the centre apparently having full prior knowledge of his “serious mental problems”.

Having heard this evidence, the court is now expected to recommend a full psychiatric evaluation of Khaliif Nuur.

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