Marcel S. was sentenced to 12 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for the death of his 10-year-old son Diego. The court in Rotterdam considered it proven that the 39-year-old man strangled his son to death in anger after his wife left him and convicted him of manslaughter, ANP reports.
Ten year old Diego, who was found murdered in his father's home in Dordrecht last year, wrote a letter before he died, his father's lawyer revealed in court on Thursday. Father Marcel S. is suspected of killing the boy, AD reports.
Diego's body was found in his father's house on Jan Vethkade in March last year. He was strangled to death. The letter was found in the garden of that same house, the lawyer said.
Football club Wieldrecht is holding a meeting on Friday night at its clubhouse in Dordrecht for members who want to commemorate 10-year-old Diego, who was found dead in his Dordrecht home on Wednesday morning. A condolence register will be opened and professionals from the police will be there to offer support to those who need it, AD reports.
Ten year old Diego from Dordrecht was killed in a crime, the boy's family said to AD De Dortenaar. They boy's father Marcel S. is still in custody.
Marcel S. called the police around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday reporting that he found his son dead in their home on Jan Vethkade in the Dordrecht neighborhood of Krispijn. Around 10:00 a.m. the police closed down the area as a crime scene and took the 37-year-old man into custody for questioning.
A 10-year-old boy was found dead in the home he shares with his father on Jan Vethkade in Krispijn, Dordrecht on Wednesday morning. His 37-year-old father was arrested and is in custody for questioning. Neighbors are shocked.
"We are talking to those involved and are questioning the father. Due to the circumstances in which the child was found dead, we can not directly assume a natural death at the moment", the police said, according to newspaper AD. They are considering all scenarios.