10 December 1900 – John Filip Nordlund

John Filip Nordlund

John Filip Nordlund

John Filip Nordlund was the penultimate person to be executed in Sweden.

He was sentenced to death for mass murder after boarding a ferry bound for Stockholm with the sole intention of stealing money from the passengers, killing them and stealing the ships register.

To give Nordlund a head start, he planned to set fire to the ship.

His plan failed, but not before killing four people and wounding a further eight. He was beheaded aged just 25.

Also on this day

10 December 1928 – Trevor Edwards

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2 Responses to “10 December 1900 – John Filip Nordlund”

  1. John Filip Nordlund was executed in Sweden, not Norway!

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