Deadly Somero Draft Case Kicks Off with Trial

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The conscript was reported missing when she didn’t return to barracks in summer 2019, and the prosecutor says her ex-boyfriend killed her, and tried to take money from her accounts.

Trial begins in Somero conscript homicide case

The trial gets underway at Turku District Court today in the case of a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend.

Military conscript Milla Aronen, 21, was last seen in June 2019 in Somero, southwest Finland, and was reported missing when she didn’t return to her military duties at Säkylä garrison after weekend leave.

Following extensive appeals for information, police detained Aronen’s former boyfriend at the end of August and say they believe he killed her then tried to access her bank accounts and take out a loan using her personal details.

Prosecutors say the suspect went for a drive with Milla Aronen in her car on the night of 8th June, and then killed her. The prosecution will set out its case that the boyfriend was in financial difficulties, and that he first tried to take money from her account unsuccessfully, then got a payday loan in her name.

The accused man admits that he punched Aronen in the face during an argument about their relationship, which caused her death. He denies that he intentionally killed her.

Despite searching in water, and remote areas near Kiikala Airport between Lohja and Salo, Milla Aronen’s body has not been found.

Source: newsnowfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. EmilyJohnson82 says

    Could the police have done more to locate Milla Aronen’s body? It’s heartbreaking that she hasn’t been found yet.

    1. SamWilson70 says

      Unfortunately, sometimes in missing person cases, locating the body can be very challenging, especially in vast areas like near Kiikala Airport. The police likely exhausted all resources in their search efforts. It’s indeed heartbreaking that Milla Aronen has not been found yet.

  2. Megan84 says

    Was there any evidence linking the suspect to the bank account transactions and loan taken out in the victim’s name?

    1. Rebecca92 says

      Yes, the prosecution presented evidence showing that the suspect attempted to access the victim’s bank accounts and obtained a payday loan using her personal information. This suggests a clear financial motive in addition to the tragic events that unfolded. The trial will likely delve deeper into these details to establish a clearer picture of the suspect’s actions.

  3. Emily_1989 says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about cases like this. It’s important that justice is served for Milla Aronen and her loved ones. My thoughts are with them during this difficult time.

  4. EmilyMills says

    It’s heartbreaking to think that someone you trust could be capable of such a heinous act. The evidence against the ex-boyfriend seems strong, but everyone deserves a fair trial to prove their innocence. My thoughts are with Milla Aronen’s family during this difficult time.

  5. NatalieSmith88 says

    It’s heartbreaking to read about such a tragic case. The fact that the suspect admits to causing her death is deeply concerning. I hope justice will be served for Milla Aronen.

  6. Megan_Reporter says

    It’s heart-wrenching to hear about such a tragic case unfolding in court. This highlights the importance of holding perpetrators accountable for their actions and seeking justice for the victim.

  7. EmilySmith_89 says

    It’s truly heartbreaking to hear about cases like this. It’s important to bring justice to those who commit such heinous acts and ensure the safety of everyone, especially women serving in the military. My thoughts are with Milla Aronen’s family during this difficult time.

  8. EmmaSmith23 says

    I can’t believe the accused man is trying to deflect responsibility for the murder by saying it was accidental. It’s clear he had malicious intent, especially considering his attempts to access her bank accounts. Justice must be served for Milla Aronen.

  9. Emily85 says

    Did the prosecution present any evidence linking the ex-boyfriend to the crime other than the financial motives mentioned in the article?

  10. JessicaSmith says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about such a tragic case. My thoughts go out to Milla Aronen’s family and friends during this difficult time.

  11. LisaJohnson123 says

    Do you think the ex-boyfriend’s financial difficulties could have played a role in the events leading to Milla Aronen’s tragic death?

  12. MeganJohnson23 says

    It’s truly heartbreaking to see cases like this where trust and love turn into violence and betrayal. My heart goes out to Milla Aronen and her family, may justice be served for her untimely death.

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