Father writing book with refugee who killed daughter, cop
Eddy Hekman (61) from 't Zandt in Groningen is writing a book about the circumstances that led to his daughter Renke’s death in 2011 in Baflo; and Renske's killer is contributing.
Renske was killed by refugee Alasam S., her boyfriend, on April 13 2011 in her house in Baflo, Drenthe. The refugee banged her on her head with a fire extinguisher in a psychotic rage and then fled her house. While fleeing he then shot and killed motor cop Dick Haveman.
Renske’s father Eddie told journalists that Alasam will also contribute to the book. Both men will write individually about the circumstances from their own perspectives.
Alasam had initially been sentenced to 28 years in prison, but earlier this month the Appellate Court took his troubled state of mind -at the time of the killing- into consideration. The sentence was changed to six years prison plus mandatory psychological treatment.
Renke’s parents are his regular visitors in prison. In an exclusive interview with Dagblad van het Noorden Eddy and his wife Lieuwkje (61) explain that “Alasam is a piece of Renske. That idea helps us deal with the pain.”
They said their support of Alasam was not a choice but a necessity. “It’s a logical result of the relationship Renske and Alasam had. I often wonder what Renske would think of this. I’m sure she would approve,” said Lieuwkje.
The book is scheduled for release in 2015. A publisher has been approached.