The mother of a Swedish woman stabbed to death by a 15-year-old asylum-seeker spoke out following her daughter’s death.
Alexandra Mezher, 22, was stabbed on Jan. 25 while working with 10 youths between the ages of 14 and 17 at a home for refugee children in Molndal, Sweden, reports Daily Mail. Alexandra’s mother, Chimene, spoke out following her daughter’s death.
“She was a just and fair human being. There were so many who loved her. She was my daughter, my friend ... my mate,” Chimene said.
The stabbing occurred during a fight between several teens at the home, though it is unclear as to whether or not the young woman was specifically targeted.
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The 15-year-old suspect was restrained by other asylum-seekers and later arrested.
"The perpetrator had been overpowered by other residents, people were depressed and upset,” Swedish police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg said, describing the aftermath of the fight at the shelter as “messy.”
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven visited the shelter and called the incident a “terrible crime," reports The Independent.
“I believe that there are quite many people in Sweden who are very concerned that there may be more cases of this kind, when Sweden receives so many children and youths arriving alone,” Lofven said.
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The shelter houses around a dozen asylum-seekers between the ages of 15 and 19.