In a 2006 review of Bergwall’s case, then-Swedish chancellor of justice Goran Lambertz cleared Swedish authorities of wrongdoing. Lambertz, who is now a Supreme Court judge, said he still believed the convictions were correct.
“I’m not saying he is guilty, but the evidence was such that it was without doubt correct to convict him,” Lambertz said.
Olsson said that if his client is cleared in the remaining two cases, he could be released later this year.
Bergwall said he stuck to his confessions until he stopped taking benzodiazepines in 2001. He then entered what he described as a therapeutic period of silence, speaking to no one for seven years.
In 2008, he withdrew his confessions in a Swedish documentary, and started seeking retrials for his convictions. He said he now considers himself mentally fit to be released.