Biker Lau G. found dead after receiving life sentence; Suicide likely
Former No Surrender outlaw motorcycle gang member Lau G. was found dead in his Vught cell Fiday morning less than 24 hours after receiving a lifetime prison sentence for a double murder. He was 53 years of age. The time of death was not announced.
The Ministry of Security and Justice believes he committed suicide, Nu.nl revealed. A ministry spokesperson would not tell the newspaper why they suspect suicide or whether G. had left a note.
Very little is known about the circumstances of his death so far. The police, technical detectives and medical examiner are investigating. G.'s family, lawyer, the prosecutor and police were informed immediately after his body was found.
G., from Venlo, was in the high security prison as he was considered a flight risk. As is common practice when an inmate dies, the Health Care Inspectorate was notified, and is expected to conduct an emergency investigation.
On Thursday the court in Maastricht sentenced Lau G. to life imprisonment for the murder of Karim Fourkour and Fouad Bendella and hiding the bodies. His accomplice, Geert G. received 30 years in prison.
Lau G. shot and killed the two victims in Venray in 2006 for breaking into his cannabis plantation. Last year Geert G. told the police where to find the bodies - in a forest in Arcen, close to Lau G.'s previous home.