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 Christer Pettersson

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Christer Pettersson

  • Birth 17 Apr 1947 Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
  • Death 29 Sep 2004 Stockholm, Stockholms kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
  • Burial Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
  • Plot SO 39 4984
  • Memorial ID 9531927

Accused Assassin. Pettersson was a suspect in the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme. On February 28, 1986, Olof Palme was shot and killed on a street in Stockholm, Sweden, as he left a movie theatre with his wife. Pettersson who had a history of substance abuse, was tried and convicted for the murder of Palme. The accused killer was convicted in 1988 and had only been identified as the killer by Plame's wife, Lisbet, but the conviction was later overturned and Pettersson was acquitted. The police who investigated the killing failed to find the murder weapon and later had to pay Pettersson a seven figure compensation award for defamation and for wrongful imprisonment. Pettersson used his money from the suit to sel his stories to newspapers. Pettersson died in September 2004 at the age of 57, after being in a coma for 2 weeks.

Bio by: Peterborough "K"


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 29 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9531927
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christer Pettersson (17 Apr 1947–29 Sep 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9531927, citing Solna Cemetery, Solna, Solna kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .