Suspect regrets fatal Diemen fire

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Gavel with lady justice in the background. (Photo: SergPoznanskiy/DepositPhotos)

Gilermo I., the prime suspect of a in July 2017, expressed regret for what happened at the start of his trial on Friday. "I find it horrible what happened. But I can not turn back time", he said, RTL Nieuws reports.

The fire started on the first floor of the apartment building on Rode Kruislaan . One of the other residents of the building, a 27-year-old man, . He suffocated due to the smoke. His body was found in his 12th floor apartment. Two others were injured.

I., 25, c in his 24-year-old sister Simona's apartment. He told the court that he did not think about the dangers. His sister admitted to being involved in the plan, saying it was . According to Simona, her brother came up with the idea. She decided to go along with it "for the money". 

A third suspect in this case, 27-year-old Rachied V., denies having anything to do with the fire. Other than denying involvement, he invoked his right to remain silent.