Fmr. Curacao Justice Min. denies murder accusations

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Elmer Wilsoe, former Minister of Justice on Curacao and currently a parliamentarian, denies any involvement in the murder of his party leader Helmin Wiels. Wiels was murdered more than three years ago on a beach in Willemstad, ANP reports.

On Tuesday the Public Prosecutor on the island revealed that Wilsoe was considered a suspect since 2014. Wilso had an appointment with Wiels on the day of his murder.

In a press conference Wilsoe stated that the Public Prosecutor has no evidence and that the accusation is based on gossip - Wiels' brother Aubert said Wilsoe was involved, but gave no evidence.

Wilsoe plans to demand compensation for defamation and will not attend any parliamentary meetings for now as suspects do not belong in parliament.

The murder investigation is still ongoing. In addition to Wilsoe, two other former ministers are also suspects in this case - George Jamaloodin, formerly Finance minister, and Carlos Monk, former Minister of Education.