'Jesus' told me to kill Swedish foreign minister, man confesses
The man who has confessed to the stabbing death of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh says voices he believes came from Jesus told him to kill, according to police.
Mijailo Mijailovic, 25, told prosecutors that he didn't know specifically who told him to kill Lindh, but said: "I think it is Jesus. That he has chosen me," according to a transcript of the confession.
Mijailovic confessed Jan. 6 to the attack but told prosecutors and his defence lawyer that it was a random act.
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Prosecutors charged Mijailovic with murder on Monday. Investigators say Mijailovic's DNA and Lindh's blood are on the knife that killed her.
Mijailovic was arrested Sept. 24, two weeks after Lindh was stabbed to death in a Stockholm department store while she was shopping with a friend. Mijailovic had denied any involvement since his arrest.
Investigators say the attack was premeditated and that Mijailovic knew he was attacking Lindh.
Stockholm police Commissioner Leif Jennekvist told reporters that Mijailovic had made up his mind to kill Lindh when he saw her enter the central Stockholm department store.
Lindh, who had been widely touted as the country's next prime minister, was a supporter of Sweden adopting the euro, an issue that has garnered fierce opposition.
But police have admitted in the past they believe it was not a politically motivated attack.
Mijailovic said he buried his clothes in the woods after the attack. Police say the clothes, which they were later recovered, had Lindh's blood on them.