The Dutch authorities decided to withdraw an extradition request for Eggheads star CJ de Mooi. The request was based on claims De Mooi makes in his autobiography about killing an armed mugger in Amsterdam in 1988, the Daily Mail reports.
British television star CJ de Mooi, real name Joseph Connagh, was arrested for a murder he claims to have committed in Amsterdam in 1988. In his biography, De Mooi claims he punched a junkie hard in the face and dumped him into the canal. "I assume that I killed him." The Prosecutor does not know who the victim was, but 12 bodies were found in the water that year
CJ de Mooi, a well-known British panelist on the BBC quiz show Eggheads, believes that he killed a drug addict in Amsterdam in 1988. In his biography My Journey From the Streets to the Screen, which was published this past week, he writes that he knocked out a man who was trying to mug him and threw him into the canal.