Angela de Beer was shot in the head in the night of June 14 to 15 last year in the Spaarnwoude recreational area. Several hours later, police found her body. From the ditch where she was later found, she called her parents shortly before her death.
After the connection was lost, the parents called the police. Amsterdammer K., married and father of four children, was arrested that same day. He also behaved violently within his marriage, according to the Public Prosecution Service.
K. completely denies that he had anything to do with her death.
‘I’ll never leave you alone’
Justice thinks very differently about this.
K. is said to have abused and terrorized Angela de Beer for years. She allegedly tried to escape the relationship and, according to the Public Prosecution Service, that ultimately proved fatal.
As far as the justice system is concerned, all the elements of femicide are present: “Coercive control, isolation, humiliation and failure to accept the end of the relationship. Increasing violence and finally an inevitable end.”
That gruesome end in the ditch in the recreation area was preceded by a long series of texts: “I will never leave you alone, Angela, you realize that, don’t you, honey?” wrote K. in one of those messages. “So if it doesn’t become me, it won’t become anyone else either.”
The Public Prosecution Service also considers it proven that K. caused her serious burns a few months before her death during a stay in Turkey. The woman was tied up and doused with a flammable liquid.
The autopsy revealed numerous previous injuries, including a series of fractures.
Gloves and gun
In addition to the apps, the evidence against K. includes DNA traces on a glove and on a bullet casing, both found at the scene of the crime. Two eyewitnesses saw K. and the victim arguing shortly before the murder.
According to the Public Prosecution Service, the fact that he had taken gloves with him in addition to the gun shows that he had planned to kill the woman.
K. only partially cooperated with a personality assessment, which meant that experts could not provide advice on imposing the TBS measure. Yet he should be given TBS, the Public Prosecution Service believes, because it is ‘unacceptable’ to allow K. to ‘return to society untreated’.