A 14-year-old boy was convicted of murdering his parents in their home in the Friesland village of Katlijk in September last year. On Thursday the court gave him the maximum sentence possible for a convict of his age - a year in juvenile detention and institutionalized psychiatric treatment, RTL Nieuws reports.
On Tuesday the police arrested two 15-year-old boys for stabbing 15-year-old Shakil to death in Almere. Shakil's murder was the fifth deadly incident in the Netherlands this year in which the suspects are 16 years old or younger.
A 14-year-old boy suspected of killing his parents in Katlijk, Friesland earlier this week is described as "different" and "introverted" by local residents, according to AD. "You didn't easily get into a conversation with him", a woman who knows the boy because her son is at school with him said to the newspaper. Though some girls from his class told AD that "he wasn't that weird".
A 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the murders of a couple in Katlijk, Friesland. The bodies of a 63-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman were found in a home on Schoterlandseweg on Tuesday. They were the arrested boy's parents, the police announced.
The police found two people dead in a home on Schoterlandseweg in Katlijk, Friesland on Tuesday morning. The cause of the victims' death is under investigation, the Telegraaf reports.
Emergency services responded to the home around 11:00 a.m.
The area around the home is closed down with crime scene tape and the police are investigating.
Katlijk forms part of the municipality of Heerenveen.