Ex-minister to defend murder-accused

Last updated 05:00 12/08/2014
Robert Hollick

Robert Hollick

Andreas Ringvall
ARRESTED IN SWEDEN: Andreas Ringvall

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A Swedish man accused of the murder of an Upper Hutt man is being represented by his country's former minister of justice.

Andreas Ringvall, 41, was arrested by Swedish police on July 29, accused of killing Robert Hollick, 43, at a bar in the Thailand town of Pattaya in 2012.

Yesterday, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reported that lawyer Thomas Bodstrom, justice minister from 2000 to 2006, would be acting as public defender. He said his client denied the killing.

Since 2011 Bodstrom has been an expert commentator on the Swedish equivalent of crime-solving show America's Most Wanted.

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