Three people have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the shooting of 12-year-old Adriana. The girl was an accidental victim of feuds between criminal groups.
Three men were sentenced on Wednesday to life imprisonment for the shooting in August 2020 at a gas station in Botkyrka near Stockholm, 12-year-old Adriana, of Polish origin.
According to the Huddinge District Court, Maykil Yokhanna, 31, Benjamin Mahdi, 24, and Hassan Mohammad, 32, fired a burst of automatic weapons at several people in front of a petrol station restaurant while driving.
The bandits wanted to shoot two people from another gang. The bullets mortally wounded only Adriana, who went for an evening walk with her dog.
The death of 12-year-old Adriana caused w Sweden agitation and debate on the scale of the problem of shootings, in which even innocent children are killed. The girl’s mother became involved in activities to fight crime. Near the place of the tragedy in the car park at the gas station, despite the passage of time, flowers and mascots arranged in a heart still appear.
One of the gangsters out of justice
The court did not decide which of the gangsters fired the shots, and based the sentence on circumstantial evidence, including a record of decrypted correspondence between the three defendants in an instant messenger.
The defendants pleaded not guilty, and their lawyers have announced that they will appeal. The fourth man wanted by the arrest warrant is also involved in the case, but he is currently staying in Turkeyremaining beyond the reach of the Swedish justice system.
According to SVT television, Yokhanna is the leader of the South Stockholm gang and the other two convicted are his subordinates. The mobster had previously been sentenced to two years and six months for gun crimes. In January 2020, his car was shot at.
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