Peter R de Vries: Trial resumes into homicide of Dutch crime reporter
Two males have gone on trial within the Netherlands over the homicide of superstar crime reporter Peter R. de Vries.
A Dutch courtroom examined proof on Tuesday that prosecutors say hyperlinks the 2 suspects to the deadly taking pictures of de Vries.
The 64-year-old was fatally wounded after being gunned down on an Amsterdam avenue in broad daylight on July 6 final 12 months. He died of his accidents 9 days after the taking pictures.
His killing triggered a nationwide outpouring of grief and prompted the Dutch authorities to step up its crackdown on organised and violent crime.
A 21-year-old Dutch nationwide — recognized solely as Delano G. — is accused of fatally taking pictures De Vries at shut vary and faces a most life sentence if convicted. He refused to reply questions in courtroom.
The alleged getaway driver — a Polish man named Kamil E. — has additionally denied involvement within the taking pictures.
Prosecutors say the 2 suspects had been arrested lower than an hour after the taking pictures on a motorway close to The Hague, carrying the firearm of their automobile.
On Tuesday, the courtroom examined quite a lot of proof together with video footage and textual content messages. De Vries’ son and daughter are additionally anticipated to make sufferer impression statements to the Amsterdam District Courtroom.
Prosecutors haven’t publicly recognized a suspect they consider gave the order to kill the campaigning reporter and tv character.