The two Romanians who were involved in the stabbing in a Truiens casino last Wednesday have reported to the police. The suspects were interrogated and subsequently released. It may be legal self-defense.
The two suspects of Romanian nationality reported to the police last Saturday. The men were involved in the stabbing in the Napoleon Games casino on Luikersteenweg on Wednesday around 11:30 p.m. A 33-year-old fellow countryman was seriously injured. He took a stab between the ribs and fell down.
While the suspects fled, the emergency services were alerted. They provided first aid on site after which they transferred the victim to hospital. The man in his thirties was even in danger of dying for a while. The situation is said to have deteriorated during an argument between a group of Romanians. An investigating judge was summoned and the facts were qualified as attempted manslaughter.
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The local criminal investigation department of the Sint-Truiden-Gingelom-Nieuwerkerken police zone tracked down the missing persons involved. They eventually went to the police themselves a few days later. On Saturday, the two Romanians, aged 24 and 32, volunteered. Their lawyers Bert Vanmechelen and Rik Vanreusel confirm this.
“They were interrogated about the facts,” says Vanmechelen. He is the counselor of the 24-year-old Romanian who currently lives in Sint-Truiden. “After that interrogation, the investigators decided that they could have access to it pending further investigation.”
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The precise circumstances are still being investigated further, but the facts may fit within legal self-defense. “They themselves were attacked during the incidents in question. My client is now awaiting further investigations,” said Bert Vanmechelen.