Fatal houseboat explosion hit wrong target

A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Picture: Twitter/@Corvettemichel). (A member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Picture: Twitter/@Corvettemichel))

The earlier this year happened on the wrong houseboat. The man believed to be the perpetrator of the attack - - actually wanted to take revenge on another man.

The Public Prosecutor revealed this on Thursday in during a pro-forma hearing of the case. Milo G. stands charged with murder and attempted murder.

G. was trying to take revenge on a man who sexually abused his sister while she was still a minor, according to news agency ANP. This intended victim lives on a houseboat near the one that was attacked. The Public Prosecutor stated that no evidence had ever been found of the sexual abuse and that the police dismissed the case.

The explosion in April killed 53 year old Frenk Roemahroeson and seriously injured his 51 year old girlfriend Monique van den Burg. The police tracked G. down after Van den Burg told them that she had seen a disturbed man walking the neighborhood several times during the days before the attack.