The Iraqi migrant found guilty of murdering and beheading Swedish teen Wilma Andersson has launched an appeal over his conviction to Sweden’s supreme court.
Tishko S., 23, has challenged the 18-year-sentence handed down to him by a Swedish court after he was convicted in July of killing 17-year-old Andersson. Initially, he had been sentenced to life, but a court reduced his term to just 18 years.
According to a report from broadcaster SVT, the Iraqi submitted a hand-written note for his appeal which stated: “My soul is torn between hopelessness and despair. You’re my last hope. I’m innocent.”
The Swedish Supreme Court registrar told the broadcaster that such hand-written appeals are not uncommon from convicts.
Iraqi Migrant Sentenced to Life for Murdering and Beheading Swedish Teen https://t.co/0K0W0O2Dif
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) July 29, 2020
Tishko S. was initially arrested in November 2019 after investigators found the severed head