Former tennis coach Mark de J. was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the court in Utrecht on Tuesday. The court found him guilty of murdering businessman Koen Everink in March 2016. The sentence is equal to what the prosecutor demanded, NOS reports.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 18 years in prison against former tennis coach Mark de J. for the murder of businessman Koen Everink in his Bilthoven home in March last year. According to De J.'s lawyer, Bob Kaarls, the Prosecutor was selectively blind when investigating Everink's murder. "The Prosecutor suffers from tunnel vision", he said in court on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.
There will be no further investigations, including DNA investigation, in the case surrounding the murder of businessman Koen Everink, the court in Utrecht decided in a pro-forma hearing on Monday. The court also decided that suspect Mark de J. will remain in custody, NU.nl reports.
According to the court, investigation has already been done by three institutes, including the Netherlands Forensic Institute. "These investigations will be used in the assessment of the case", the court said. Another investigation wil not contribute anything, according to the court.
It is very likely that businessman Koen Everink was killed by more than one person, forensic laboratory IFS concludes in a report. Prime suspect Mark de J.'s family asked IFS to look at the case files in the hopes that the laboratory's conclusions will prompt the judiciary to do more investigation into Everink's murder, AD reports.
Former tennis coach Mark de J. appointed a new lawyer to defend him against murder charges in the death of businessman Koen Everink. Bob Kaarls will appear as De J.'s lawyer in a pro-forma hearing in court on Tuesday, AD reports.
The progress of the case will be discussed in court today.
The trial against tennis coach Mark de J. for the murder of business man Koen Everink has been delayed. De J.'s lawyer resigned on Tuesday after the court would not give him extra time for an additional DNA investigation, NOS reports.
After numerous delays, the trial against tennis coach Mark de J. for the murder of business man Koen Everink started in the court in Utrecht on Monday. Several details about the business man's murder were revealed in court, including that De J. googled a number of suspicious terms on his iPad before the murder.
Former tennis coach Mark de J.'s lawyer wants to call tennis players Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling to testify as witnesses in the trial surrounding the murder of businessman Koen Everink. The Public Prosecutor has no problem with calling the tennis players as witnesses, was revealed in a pre-trial hearing in Utrecht on Monday, ANP reports.
In court on Friday the Public Prosecutor asked for more tie to investigate the murder of businessman Koen Everink. There is still a number of issues to clear up regarding the prime suspect, tennis coach Mark de J., the Prosecutor said during a pre-trial hearing int he court in Utrecht
Tennis coach Mark de J., suspected of murdering businessman Koen Everink, claims that he is innocent in a brief statement he gave the court in Utrecht during a pre-trial hearing on Monday
Tennis coach Mark de J. is appearing in court for the first time today regarding the murder of business man Koen Everink. The Public Prosecutor is charging De J. with murder or manslaughter. This pre-trial hearing in the court in Utrecht will focus on whether or not the tennis coach will remain in custody
"Of course I hope that Mark did not do it", Dutch tennis player Robin Haase said to the Volkskrant in his first interview about the death of his friend Koen Everink and the fact that his coach Mark de J. is a prime suspect in his murder.
The murder of business man Koen Everink had a big impact on Dutch tennis player Robin Haase, especially given that his former coach Mark de J. is the prime suspect. "Mentally this past few weeks and months was not great for me. It remains a very unpleasant and difficult period", the tennis player said to the Telegraaf.
The relationship between tennis coach Mark de J. and businessman Koen Everink was tense for months before Everink's murder. Witnesses told the police that the two started arguing about tennis player Robin Haase last year
Tennis coach Mark de J. and murdered business man Koen Everink were fighting over De J.'s gambling debt. De J. is suspected in Everink's murder. The tennis coach has thousands of euros in gambling debt, accrued by playing poker. Including 80 thousand euros he owed Everink, insiders in the poker world told website Pokernews.nl.
Tennis coach Mark de J. was officially named a suspect in the murder of businessman Koen Everink, the public prosecutor revealed on Friday. A court in Utrecht will hear arguments on Saturday about the detention of De J., a tennis coach arrested earlier in the week at Schiphol Airport.
The man arrested at Schiphol on Thursday in connection with the murder of business man Koen Everink is Mark de J., coach for tennis player Robin Haase