Jesus told me to do it, Lindh killer told police

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The Independent Online

The man charged yesterday with the murder of Anna Lindh, the Swedish Foreign Minister, said that voices in his head, including that of Jesus, told him to do it.

Mijailo Mijailovic, 25, said: "I don't know, I think it's Jesus. That he has chosen me," according to transcripts of his confessions on 6 and 7 January. Mr Mijailovic, who has a history of mental problems, said the attack on thepolitician on 10 September was a "cry for help".

Prosecutors said that he stabbed Lindh, 46, who was talked of as a future prime minister, 10 times as she was shopping in a Stockholm store. She died the next day.

Mr Mijailovic's lawyer said that he would request a psychiatric assessment of his client. The assessment would take place after the trial, which begins tomorrow.

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