Eighteen years in prison for fatal houseboat explosion

The court in Amsterdam sentenced 28-year-old Milco G. from Purmerend to 18 years in prison for bombing a houseboat in Wormer in 2015. This was the appeal of this case. The Public Prosecutor demanded 24 years in prison against G., RTL Nieuws reports.

G. planted a homemade bomb on the houseboat on April 13th, 2015. The 53-year-old resident of the houseboat was killed and his 51-year-old wife was very seriously injured. The explosion also destroyed the boat and damaged a number of surrounding homes.

G. admitted that he attacked the wrong houseboat. His actual target was a man accused of raping his sister.

The Purmerend man was initially convicted and sentenced to 17 years in prison. The Public Prosecutor appealed, because he believed G. also needs institutionalized psychiatric treatment.