The Public Prosecutor wants prison time to be added to the sentence against Bart van U. for the murders of former politician Els Borst and his sister Lois. Last week the court declared Van U. completely unaccountable due to insanity and only imposed institutionalized psychiatric care on him.
Bart van U. is completely insane and can therefore not be held accountable for the deaths of his sister and former politician Els Borst, the court in Rotterdam ruled on Wednesday. With the "insanity" conclusion, Van U. can not be sentenced to prison. The court is however imposing mandatory treatment in a psychiatric prison on the man.
Bart van U. is disappointed that he had to kill former politician Els Borst, but he was on a "divine mission" to "kill those who made the euthanasia law". When it came to the murder of his sister Lois, the last straw was when she gave him a dessert snack knowing he doesn't like it, he said in court on Tuesday, according to AD reporter Victor Schildkamp tweeting live from within the courtroom.
Bart van U. confessed to killing former politician Els Borst in February 2014. In a statement he gave the court on Thursday he said that it was his "divine mission" to kill the person responsible for the euthanasia law, Els Borst in his eyes, according to AD reporter Victor Schildkamp, tweeting live from within the courtroom.
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Bart van U. tried to escape from the Penitentiary Psychiatric Center in Scheveningen, where he is imprisoned on suspicion of murdering former politician Els Borst and the murder of his sister Lois.
Bart van U., the man suspected of killing former Minister Els Borst, appeared in the Rotterdam court on Tuesday for a pro-forma hearing regarding the murder of his sister Lois van U. Van U. gave a statement in court, saying that under the same circumstances, he would kill his sister again.
The Hoekstra committee released its report on the events surrounding Bart van U., the mans suspected of murdering former minister Els Borst, on Thursday. The report contained damning conclusions about these events, saying that psychiatrists and authorities ignored Van U.'s pleas for help, NOS reports.
Noelle Pieterse, the lawyer representing Bart van U. who is suspected in the murder of former minister Els Borst, thinks that Borst's death could have been avoided if it wasn't for a "painful succession of failures" by the police.
Bart van U., 39, has confessed to killing his sister. Van U. is also a suspect in the murder of former minister Els Borst.
Bart van U (39) will appear in court on April 24th for the murder of his sister, Lois van U. Van U. is also a suspect in the murder of former minister Els Borst.
Bart van U., who is accused of murdering his sister and former Minister Els Borst, seems to have escaped from a mental institution in Belgium shortly before Borst's violent murder, the AD reports.
Bart van U., who is a suspect in the murder of former Minister Els Borst, invoked his right to remain silent and did not say anything during his police interrogation. This is according to his lawyer Noëlle Pieterse, AD reports.
According to psychologist and professor Hjalmar van Marle, health care professionals should be extra alert when it comes to disturbed people. He said this following the incident in the NOS building last night.
The Public Prosecutor in Rotterdam has found that a number of issues in Bart van U.'s file raise questions. No DNA material was taken from Van U. after a previous conviction in 2012. Van U. also never received treatment for delusions and fears of an Islamic terrorist attack.
A suspect has emerged in the murder of former Health Minister Els Borst, police have announced. The breakthrough in the year-old mystery appears closely linked to a “disturbed” man held for killing his sister earlier this month, but police remain mum for now.
New details emerged about the 38 year old Bart van U., who surrendered to the police in connection with his sister's murder.
Van U. turned himself in at the police station in Amsterdam. He invoked his right to remain silent, the AD reports. "I guess that he only wants to make a statement in front of the judge", said his lawyer Noelle Pieterse, who knows him from an earlier case.