Sweden: Palme for the Prosecution

Palme for the Prosecution

The tension fairly crackled in the Stockholm courtroom as Lisbet Palme, the widow of assassinated Prime Minister Olof Palme, was asked whether the man she had seen just after the shooting of her husband more than three years ago was present. "Yes," she answered, indicating Christer Pettersson, 42, a confessed drug addict who is charged with murdering Palme. "Are you sure?" asked the prosecutor. After looking briefly at Pettersson, Mrs. Palme answered with a second yes.

Her testimony last week gave a much needed boost to the prosecution. Since the trial got under way three weeks ago, four key witnesses have...

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