A Swedish man is to go on trial charged with killing his girlfriend in a 'Fifty Shades of Grey'-style sex game.
The unnamed 31-year-old is accused of killing his German girlfriend after she was hit 123 times with a wooden blackboard pointer while bound.
The man claims the 28-year-old woman was a willing 'sex slave', but police later found a diary in which she wrote: "You once said you did not want to see me in real pain. I am subservient but no masochist."
She is said to have been an exchange student who had only been in the country for nine days to meet the boyfriend she had befriended on a previous visit.
The manslaughter trial gets under way next week. (© Independent News Service)