On Wednesday the court convicted John F. of murdering his ex-girlfriend Linda van der Giesen in August last year and sentenced him to 10 years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment. In a previous hearing F. confessed to shooting the 28-year-old woman in the parking lot of the TweeSteden hospital in Waalwijk, where she worked as a nurse
John F. claims he blacked out when his ex-girlfriend Linda van der Giesen was gunned down in the parking lot of the TweeSteden Hospital in Waalwijk last year. He went there to kill himself, not hurt her, F. told the court in Breda during the first day of his trial on Tuesday
The police misjudged the danger Linda van der Giesen was in before she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend last year, according to the committee that investigated the events leading up to her death. There were various moments in which the police could have intervened and protected the Brabant woman after she reported that her ex was threatening her, the Eenhoorn committee concludes.
The police do not receive sufficient training on how to assess stalking cases in the correct way, according to forensic psychologist Eric Blaauw
The police knew that Ferry de G., the man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend in Hoofddorp in June, owned a firearm and was a member of a shooting club. The victim, 34 year old Raja Draaisma, also reported to the police that the man was eavesdropping on her and that she found listening devices in her house and car.
The Public Prosecutor is preparing to charge John F., the suspect in the murder of nurse Linda van der Giesel in Waalwijk on Monday, with murder or manslaughter. Linda's funeral will be held in Bergen op Zoom on Tuesday.
John F., the man arrested for the murder of Linda van der Giesen, had motorcycle gang Satudarah after him, according to his first ex wife Bianca van den Berg from Etten-Leur. He was in hiding for weeks.
John F., the suspect in the murder of nurse Linda van der Giesen at the Tweesteden hospital in Waalwijk on Monday, turned himself in to the police on Tuesday afternoon. He is in custody for further investigation. The Public Prosecutor in Breda expects that he will be arraigned on Friday.