Tennis coach caught at Schiphol in businessman Everink’s murder

Mark de J. (Photo: Mark de J. / Facebook)Mark de J. (Photo: Mark de J. / Facebook)

The man arrested at Schiphol on Thursday in connection with the murder of business man Koen Everink is Mark de J., coach for tennis player Robin Haase, broadcaster NOS reports.

De J. was arrested at Schiphol airport on Thursday morning. According to RTV Rijnmond, De J. returning from a tennis tournament in Miami in which Haase was scheduled to play in. The tennis player withdrew from the tournament due to knee problems.

Everink was found stabbed to death in his home in Bilthoven early in March. The business man was an avid tennis player before being assaulted by kickboxer Badr Hari at Sensation White in 2012.

Shortly after Everink's death Haase told Quote how shocked he was by the news. Everink and Haase spent quite a bit of time together before his death. "I have no words for it", Haase said to Quote, adding that the two of them spoke just a few days before about Everink's plans for the future. "He was going to start a business again, and would soon have been traveling with another tennis player. No, I thought he had found his peace so I had no indications that he was being threatened or anything like that."


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