Monday, a 22-year-old social worker was stabbed to death by a 15-year-old boy that was under her care at a shelter for refugee children near Gothenburg, Sweden.
Alexandra Mezher was working the night shift overseeing ten unaccompanied minors, according to The Daily Mail. Normally, staff was ordered to work in pairs, but this time Mezher was alone. Just 30 minutes before the daytime staff would walk through the doors of the facility, the Somalian boy attacked with a knife.
It is reported that several of the other boys helped apprehend the suspect and hold him down until police arrived. Mezher died from her injuries after being rushed to the hospital.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the knife on the ground and arrested the teenager. He is currently being held and will be charged as an adult under Swedish law. As the investigation is underway, authorities are unwilling at this point to say this was an act of terrorism and are calling it an "accident" caused by a some sort of fight.
Mezher is described as a Christian whose parents came to Sweden from Beirut, Lebanon in 1989. She had only worked at the migrant facility for a few months before her death.
According to the Mail, Sweden accepted the most "asylum seekers" out of any other European country per capita. Because of the massive influx, neighborhood-watch programs have sprouted up to help protect young women from being victims of sex crimes as they travel around their home cities. Some parents have even asked for their children not to have to share a classroom with other migrant children. Police say they are unable to keep up with the wave of crimes perpetrated by the refugees.
A union director for the local police said, "It is obvious that the migrant situation is a great strain. It has become clear that the situation is completely unsustainable."
Of the slain woman, a family member said, "'It is so terrible. She was a person who wanted to do good, who wanted to be good. And then he murdered her when she was doing her job. We have cried a lot. She was such a nice person, warm and happy."
It is noted that Mezher was a psychology graduate from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karkiskrona and completed a three-year course in social science examining why crimes are committed. Her dissertation was titled, "The road to non-criminal, a lifestyle change."