This Happened - February 28: Olof Palme Shot Dead
On this day in 1986, Sweden's Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot dead while he was walking home from a movie theater with his wife.
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Who was suspected of killing Olof Palme?
The investigation into Palme's murder has been widely debated and there are several theories about who killed him. Some theories implicate the Swedish security police, while others suggest it was a right-wing extremist or a foreign government.
Was anyone ever convicted of Olof Palme's murder?
In 1989, Christer Pettersson, a convicted criminal, was found guilty of Palme's murder, but his conviction was later overturned on appeal. No one has been convicted for the murder yet.
Is Olof Palme’s case still open?
The case is still open and the Swedishpolice continue to investigate Palme's murder. In 2019, the case was reopened after new evidence emerged and the investigation is ongoing.