Roughly translated by TWIN Observer
The prosecutor has demanded a suspended conditional sentence and a fine for the former chief zoologist in Kolmarden Zoo, Mats Höggren.
The announcement came more than four years after a zookeeper was killed by a pack of wolves, reports the Echo on Swedish Radio. That it has been so long contributed to the prosecution insisting on a rather mild punishment, according to the news program.
Mats Höggren prosecuted for health and safety offenses including manslaughter, felony. The indictment described the crime as aggravated “because the act involved a conscious risk of a serious nature” and that Höggren “guilty of misconduct of a serious nature”.
The punishment scale for aggravated manslaughter holds imprisonment for at least one year to a maximum of six years.
The prosecutor contends that the zoo should be ordered to pay a fine of four million crowns.