The Public Prosecutor demanded two years of juvenile detention and juvenile institutionalized psychiatric treatment against the 17-year-old boy suspected of murdering 14-year-old Savannah Dekker from Bunschoten. That is the maximum sentence that can be imposed on the suspect, who was 16 years old when Savannah was killed, under juvenile criminal law, NOS reports.
The Colombian authorities arrested a 36-year-old British man who still has to serve a prison sentence of over 18 years for the murder of a 12-year-old Dutch boy at a caravan camp in Breda, NOS reports.
Danny Gubbels was sitting at the kitchen table with his mother in 2010 when gunmen opened fire on their caravan. 27 shots were fired. The boy was killed, his mother was injured.
The police held a large search in Hoogeveen on Thursday around the home of Marcel Hoogerbrugge, who was killed there late last year, the Telegraaf reports.
In a canal near the house, the police searched for trace evidence and objects that may be related to the crime. The team of investigators searched for a few specific objects, including a rented bicycle, according to the newspaper.
The mother standing trial for the murder or manslaughter of her 8-year-old daughter Sharleyne in Hoogeveen in 2015, claims she can't remember anything after she saw her daughter's body lying outside their apartment building over the balustrade of their 10th floor home. "From then on it's black", she said in court on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.
The court wanted Helene J. to explain exactly what happened on the night of June 7th and early morning of June 8th, when the girl died. But J. said she can't remember anything due to the panic after seeing her daughter's body.
It is expected that later this year a decision will be made about the early release of Dutch-Surinamese man Jaitsen Singh, who has been in prison in the United States for 34 years. There is a chance that he was unjustly convicted of the murders of his wife and daughter, ANP reports.
Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs said that the Netherlands expressed its support for an early release on humanitarian grounds. Singh is getting consular assistance from the Netherlands.
The police offered a 25 thousand euros reward for the tip that leads to the perpetrators who shot and killed 17-year-old Mohammed Bouchikhi in Amsterdam in January. The teenager was killed at the community center in Wittenburg, where he worked as an intern.
Anne Faber's family had the chance to speak in court on Tuesday during the second day of the trail against her suspected murderer Michael P. "Anne, full of joy, only 25, so innocently out on a bike ride. The perpetrator destroyed everything. Her life, our lives and the lives of everyone who loved her", the young Utrecht woman's father said in court, NOS reports.
"Honestly, I think I should have the right to punish the perpetrator myself. I have such pain in my heart", Anne's father continued. "Anne is the most precious and vulnerable thing in my life, along with my son Rogier."
On Tuesday the police will be in the Amsterdam neighborhood of Wittenburg with a special truck to inform local residents about the latest developments in the investigation into the murder of Mohammed Bouchikhi, Het Parool reports.
Michael P. stated that he killed 25-year-old Anne Faber after he raped her because she called for help, was revealed during the first day of the trial against him on Monday.
P. said he wanted to let Faber go after the rape. But when she saw a cyclist and called for help, he stabbed her to death with a knife to keep her quiet.
The first team of VV Stanfries from Appelscha, Friesland, decided not to play against Aengwirden on Sunday because one of the Aengwirden players is a convicted murderer. The football club therefore ended the Sunday football season in fifth class, RTL Nieuws reports.
According to Dagblad van het Noorden, the player involved strangled then 19-year-old Tessa Klaver to death in 2008. He was sentenced on appeal to eight years in prison.
Judge Rinus Otte made no mistakes in the 2012 trial against Michael P., the man now suspected of murdering Anne Faber, Fred van der Winkel, president of the Arnhem-Leeuwarden court said to the Volkskrant on Wednesday.
Volkert van der Graaf, the man who murdered populist politician Pim Fortuyn in 2002, no longer has to report to the probation service every six weeks, the court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday. Van der Graaf filed summary proceedings asking the court to lift this obligation so that he can emigrate abroad, NU.nl reports.
Wim Faber, father of murdered Anne Faber, wants prosecutor Rinus Otte to step down. He believes that the rape and murder of his daughter could have been prevented if the court sentenced suspect Michael P. to institutionalized psychiatric treatment when he was first given jail time for raping two underage girls, Faber wrote in an open letter in the Volkskrant.
The police offered a 30 thousand euros reward for information that leads to the solving of the murders of a father and son in Zoetermeer last year. 49-year-old Rene van Doorn and his 23-year-old son, also called Rene, were gunned down while sitting in their car on the parking lot of a gym in the Zoeterhage industrial complex, ANP reports.
The body of Deniz Guldogdu was found in multiple pieces under the floor of a home Van Zuijlenware in Zwolle in February, RTV Oost reports based on reports from multiple people in the Turkish community in the area.
Guldogdu's body was found in the home on February 17th, ten days after he went missing. The resident of the home, Mark de G., was arrested. According to the Telegraaf, De G. was a childhood friend of Guldogdu.
On Wednesday the court of Amsterdam sentenced seven men to up to 30 years in prison for the murder of Amsterdam DJ Djordy Latumahina and the attempted murders of his girlfriend and their then 2-year-old daughter in October 2016, NU.nl reports.
The number of registered crimes in the Netherlands decreased again last year and is now back at the level of 1980, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday. Crime in the Netherlands increased steadily at the start of this century, but decreased considerably over the past few years. Last year 49 crimes were registered per 1,000 inhabitants, compared to 93 per 1,000 inhabitants in 2001 and 2002, NOS reports.
A 41-year-old man suspected of murdering and dismembering his partner, yoga instructor Julia Leda, in Scheveningen, must go to the Pieter Baan Center for psychiatric examination, the court ruled during the first hearing in this case on Wednesday, ANP reports.
It was also revealed in court that the man, Andrei K. from Russia, wanted to commit suicide when the police showed up at his house on January 11th.
The body of murdered yoga instructor Julia Leda was found hacked to pieces in a chest on the balcony of her and her partner's home on Neptunusstraat in Scheveningen, Omroep West reports based on the Public Prosecutor's indictment.
Ten year old Diego, who was found murdered in his father's home in Dordrecht last year, wrote a letter before he died, his father's lawyer revealed in court on Thursday. Father Marcel S. is suspected of killing the boy, AD reports.
Diego's body was found in his father's house on Jan Vethkade in March last year. He was strangled to death. The letter was found in the garden of that same house, the lawyer said.
Two Dutch men were sentenced to 15 and 27 years in prison for the murder of Belgian lord Stijn Saelens in his castle near the village of Bruges in 2012. Belgian man Andre G., the farther in law of the victim, also got 27 years for "ordering" his son-in-law's murder, RTL Nieuws reports.
12-year-old Djamila Marissen from Hoogeveen was sexually abused before being murdered last year, the Public Prosecutor revealed in a pro-forma hearing on Tuesday. The man suspected of sexually abusing and strangling Djamila to death, is her stepfather 47-year-old Freddy D., NOS reports.
The police arrested a second suspect for involvement in the assassination of crime writer Martin Kok in Laren in 2016. The 25-year-old man from Utrecht was arrested in Den Bosch on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.
One of the suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Reduan B., brother of key witness Nabil B., was released from custody. The 34-year-old woman was suspected of illegal firearm possession, but investigation did not connect her to B.'s murder in Amsterdam-Noord in any way, the Public Prosecutor said on Thursday, NU.nl reports.
According to the Prosecutor, weapons were found in the woman's home, where she lives with her partner. But at this stage there is no reason to keep her in custody. A magistrate in Amsterdam released her on Thursday morning.