An Amstelveen jeweler confessed to staging a robbery at his company in November last year in order to claim insurance, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor confirmed to ANP. The "stolen" jewels were insured for several millions of euros.
A Venezuelan man confessed to killing Dutch cop Ferry Bakx after the officer caught him and others in the act of a robbery on Bonaire in August last year. The confession was made on the first day of a three-day trial against six Venezuelans and one man from Bonaire for Bakx's murder, RTL Nieuws reports.
Andre G. confessed to ordering the murder of his son-in-law Stijn Saelens in his Belgian castle in 2012 in the court in Bruges on Tuesday. Two Dutch men are suspected of actually committing the murder.
G. told the court that ordering the murder was the only way to save his grandchildren from Saelens, who he suspected was sexually abusing them, NOS reports. Saelens was about to emigrate to Australia with his wife and children. "The children were in danger", he told the court. "It was my ultimate solution."
Samuel T., suspected of raping a 17-year-old-girl in Kampen last year, confessed to the rape, but denies trying to kill her. "I have no words to explain how I feel. I have completely ruined her future", the 33-year-old suspect said in court on Thursday, De Stentor reports.
Suspect Frank S. confessed to the police that he is responsible for the murder of Alex Wiegmink in 2003. He previously confessed his crime to a neighbor, but now gave a full and official confession to the authorities, his lawyer Anette Layendecker confrimed, NU.nl reports.
A Romanian man confessed to the murder of Dutch volley ball star Ingrid Visser and her partner Louis Severein. He is one of three main suspects in the case. "It was an accident", 62-year-old Valentin Ion said in court in the Spanish city of Murcia
On Tuesday the International Criminal Court in The Hague sentenced Malian rebel leader Ahman al-Faqi al-Mahdi to nine years in prison for the destruction of cultural heritage in Timbuktu. The rebel leader confessed
The Sint Maarten police arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Belgian tourist Wendy Montulet on the island this weekend, Advocate General Samuel Finielz announced in a press conference on Wednesday. The man confessed to sexually assaulting the young Belgian woman and then stabbing her to death with a shard of glass
The court in Breda sentenced Wim S. to 18 years in prison for the murder of his partner Heidy Goedhart in Kaatsheuvel in 2010. The sentence is equal to what the prosecutor demanded
Joran van der Sloot is working on a book about his life, in which he will describe everything surrounding the disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway, RTL Nieuws reports. The interviews in which Van der Sloot again confesses to Holloway's murder was broadcast on RTL on Thursday.
Joran van der Sloot confessed to killing Natalee Holloway in a video recorded with hidden cameras by American news sites Radar Online and The National Enquirer
A 22 year old man from Utrecht confessed to raping multiple women in the city over the past years. The suspect made his confession after being arrested two months ago in connection with a rape case dating from 2012.
The Public Prosecutor asked that Flip S., suspected of selling white heroin as cocaine to tourists in Amsterdam, be acquitted of three murder charges against him. There is not enough evidence to conclusively prove that he sold three British tourists the white heroin that later killed them. S. did hear the prosecutor demand a four year prison sentence against him for the attempted manslaughter of three Danish tourists and drug trafficking
The trial against drug dealer Flip S. restarts in the court of Amsterdam today. The 43 year old S. is suspected of selling white heroin as cocaine to tourists in Amsterdam. The lawsuit was considerably delayed because victims and witnesses had to be questioned more extensively in England, Denmark, Australia and Ireland
Bart van U., the man suspected of murdering Els Borst in February 2014, wants to make a statement about the former-politicians murder, he said in the court in Rotterdam. The judges will listen to his statement behind closed doors on Thursday
Rhowan P. and Desiree G. confessed to the police that they murdered 28-year-old Jesse van Wieren in Kloosterburen early on New Year's morning, the Public Prosecutor announced. The autopsy on Van Wieren's body showed that he died as the result of stab wounds.
An elderly dementia patient called the Enschede police on Wednesday to confess to killing his 80-year-old wife, Dinie Elsink, who was caring for him at home
Erwin Lensink, the man who spent two years in jail for throwing a votive at the royal family on Prinsjesdag 2010, confessed to smashing a window of the police station in Dinxperlo.
The Spanish authorities are reopening the case against Ronaldo van der Dussen, who has been in a Spanish prison for some 12 years after being convicted on three charges of rape. DNA traces found on one of the victims does not match Van der Dussen, but an man currently imprisoned in England for a similar offense.
CJ de Mooi, a well-known British panelist on the BBC quiz show Eggheads, believes that he killed a drug addict in Amsterdam in 1988. In his biography My Journey From the Streets to the Screen, which was published this past week, he writes that he knocked out a man who was trying to mug him and threw him into the canal.
The case surrounding the murder of Heidy Goedhart from Kaatsheuvel seemed to be neatly wrapped up when her partner, Wim S., confessed to killing her last year. But experts are now calling the confession unreliable and worthless, because of the way that the police manipulated the suspect into giving it, Brabants Dagblad reports based on the police file on the case.
Franciscus "Roy" L. from Tilburg has admitted to being involved in the murder of castle lord Stijn Saelens in Wingene Belgium, Omroep Brabant reports based on reports in Belgian media.
A 47 year old Australian man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for holding a 21 year old Dutch backpacker hostage for 6 weeks and using her as his personal sex slave. He has to spend at least 13 years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole.