STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Stig Engstrom, a graphic designer, was the man who shot dead Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986, prosecutor Krister Petersson said on Wednesday, closing the case that has haunted Sweden for decades.
“The person is Stig Engstrom,” Petersson told a news conference. “Because the person is dead, I cannot bring charges against him and have decided to close the investigation.”
Reporting by Simon Johnson, Niklas Pollard, Johan Ahlander and Johannes Hellstrom
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