In the preliminary investigation that was shut down in October 2017, was suspected Macchiarini for, inter alia, three counts of gross involuntary manslaughter, and gross negligence to the injury, after the operations carried out in 2011-2013.
the Investigation was closed for it was believed that crime could not be proved.
one of the victims and of the relatives of the two deceased.
After having investigated the question, has the superior prosecutor Mikael Björk decided to resume the investigation.
"I have regained the pre-trial investigation in respect of the icelandic and Turkish patient," says Mikael Björk at lunchtime on Tuesday.
The two received synthetic trachea implanted, and both have died.
Sweden, USA, Iceland and Turkey. Decisions regarding the Swedish and american the patient does not change. The first patient was operated on with an accepted method.
Macchiarini is now reasonable suspicion of two counts of causing bodily injury, a felony, according to prosecutor's office.
" I will be focusing on gross negligence to the injury. Cause-effect relationships are much clearer here than in relation to the deaths, but also gross negligence for the death of another will be investigated.
this not it is going to lead to a prosecution against Macchiarini.
not Previously heard witnesses will be heard, according to Michael Birch.
– When we have taken the additional hearings will Macchiarini to be heard and communicated to the suspicion on the new, gross negligence for personal injury and gross negligence to the death of another, he continues.
the legal assessment than the previous prosecutor, but he does not consider that the matter is handled incorrectly.
– the Legal situation is not clear. There are not very many judgments of the Supreme court provides guidance. Nevertheless, I make the assessment that the conditions exist to reopen the criminal investigation into the elements that affect the icelandic man and the Turkish woman, " says Mikael Björk.
before the summer, has taken most of the investigative actions, and decided on Macchiarinis questioning.
DN is looking for Macchiarinis lawyer Björn Hurtig for a comment.
the Text is updated.
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