Suspect confesses to murder of Romy Nieuwburg

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017. Photo: Miranda Brameyer Schuilenburg / Facebook

The 14-year-old boy suspected of sexually assaulting and killing 14-year-old on Friday last week, made a statement to the judiciary in which he confessed to both charges, the Public Prosecutor said on Twitter. He was remanded into custody for two weeks, the magistrate ruled on Thursday. According to the magistrate, there is currently sufficient suspicion to keep him in custody.

Romy's in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on Friday. She was killed on her way home to Hoevelaken from school in De Glind. On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor revealed that

The suspect and Romy knew each other from school - the J.H. Donner School in De Glind. It is a school for kids with behavioral problems and who need extra emotional support. About 650 people live in De Glind, many of them kids living with foster parents or in group homes. 

The 14-year-old suspect comes fom Lunteren, in the municipality of Ede. 

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