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Court Nixes Palme Killing Retrial

May 28, 1998

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) _ The Swedish Supreme Court today turned down a motion to retry the man whose conviction for killing Prime Minister Olof Palme was overturned, the Swedish news agency TT reported.

Prosecutors had sought a new trial for Christer Pettersson, whose conviction in the 1986 killing was later overturned for lack of sufficient evidence.

Palme was shot to death on a main Stockholm avenue as he and his wife walked home unguarded from a movie theater.

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