Life sentence for three suspects in the murder of Peter R. de Vries

Life sentence for three suspects in the murder of Peter R. de Vries
Life sentence for three suspects in the murder of Peter R. de Vries

AMSTERDAM – The Public Prosecution Service has demanded life sentences for three men suspected of involvement in the murder of crime reporter Peter R. de Vries. According to the justice department, the attack, which took place on July 6, 2021 in the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat in Amsterdam, has deeply shocked society.

The alleged shooter Delano G., the driver Kamil E., and the so-called ‘murder broker’ Krystian M. are central to this case. In addition to these three main suspects, six other people involved heard sentences ranging from three to 21 years for their role in the preparation or distribution of images of the seriously injured De Vries immediately after the attack.

According to the Public Prosecution Service, the murder of De Vries, carried out shortly after a television appearance, caused an “unprecedented, very great shock”. Justice describes how the murder plans changed when original candidates for the execution, including driver E. and another co-suspect, dropped out. Ultimately, Delano G. took on the fatal role after a short telephone conversation with ‘real estate agent’ M.

Within the investigation into the murder, the role of Krystian M. was further illuminated by a new witness, referred to as Eddy or number 5089. This witness linked M. to the organization of the murder, on behalf of a man he called ‘uncle’ , presumably Ridouan Taghi, although Taghi has denied this accusation and is not considered a suspect in this specific case.

The motive behind the murder, according to the Public Prosecution Service, lies in De Vries’ relationship with the key witness in the Marengo trial. Previously, the brother and lawyer of key witness Nabil B. were murdered in a similar manner. The verdict in this case is expected in June.

The article is in Dutch

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