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Swedish Serial Killer Had Made It All Up

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GeoBeats

Geo Beats

Thomas Quick, who was once regarded as Sweden’s worst serial killer, has been found to have made the whole thing up. It turns out that Sture Bergwall, the man behind the alias, was suffering from a psychiatric condition when he confessed to 30 horrifying murders.

Thomas Quick, who was once regarded as Sweden’s worst serial killer, has been found to have made the whole thing up and may soon be released.

It turns out that Sture Bergwall, the man behind the alias, was suffering from a psychiatric condition when he confessed to 30 horrifying murders. Details included stories of rape and cannibalism.

In the 90s, the time of his first false confession and resulting conviction, Bergwall was already being held at a psychiatric facility because of a bank robbery he’d committed years before.

He admitted he was in deep state of loneliness and desperately wanted to be someone else, someone more interesting.

In therapy, Bergwall said he noticed that the more fantastic his tales were, the more attention he got. Eventually he admitted to a murder that was a constant topic in the Swedish media.

With the help of the hefty benzodiazepine doses he was taking, Bergwall just kept on confessing to crimes he didn’t commit.

The question remains of how he ended up convicted of them in the first place. Since his retractions, all 8 decisions have been reversed because of a lack of evidence.