The court of appeal in Den Bosch sentenced John F. to 12 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend Linda van der Giesen. In 2015 F. shot and killed Van der Giesen in the parking lot of a hospital in Waalwijk, where she worked as a nurse. He also threatened and stalked her for some time before her murder.
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.
Edwin Wangsakrama, father of murdered Linda van der Giezen's 4 year old son, wants to hold the police accountable for her death.
More than half of the women who were killed in the Netherlands over the past five years, were killed by their partner or ex. Domestic circumstances such as a marital quarrel and jealousy were the most common motives.
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.
The VVD and D66 feel that the police made a grave mistake in the case surrounding nurse Linda van der Giesen, who was murdered at the Tweesteden hospital in Waalwijk on Monday.
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.
Linda van Giesen's brutal murder in the parking lot of the Tweesteden hospital in Waalwijk on Monday devastated her boyfriend Bas van den Muijsenberg. "I was madly in love with her"
Linda van der Giesen, the 28 year old nurse that was shot and killed at the Tweesteden hospital in Waalwijk on Monday, had recently reported threats to the police "several times".
The woman who was gunned down in the parking lot of the Tweesteden hospital in Waalwijk on Monday has been identified. She was a 28 year old woman from Zevenbergen who worked as a nurse at the plastic surgery department of the hospital.