Stalker who drove into an ex’s home in Kortemark with a car denies a double murder attempt

Stalker who drove into an ex’s home in Kortemark with a car denies a double murder attempt
Stalker who drove into an ex’s home in Kortemark with a car denies a double murder attempt

A 44-year-old Ruddervoordenaar strongly denies before the Bruges criminal court that he wanted to kill his ex and her grandson when he entered their home in Kortemark on January 4 after a crazy drive. “He wanted to park his car in the driveway, but the brakes were not working properly,” advocate Mieke Byttebier pleaded.

Bullying, vandalism, assault and battery, theft, defiance and violence towards the police, computer fraud, threats, entering a house and double attempted murder: the laundry list of facts for which Dieter V. (44) has to answer seems to be a list of the next prosecutor. anthology from the criminal code.

On November 26 last year, the victim ended her relationship with the alcoholic and aggressive V after nine years. He invaded her home in Eernegem up to four times. She even found him asleep in her bed. Eventually the woman moved in with her daughter and her boyfriend in Kortemark, but V. didn’t leave her alone there either. “He destroyed the cars and terrorized the family,” attorney Nadia Lorenzetti pleaded.

On January 3, V. broke a window at the front of the house with his car. The man was signaled and when the police spotted him the next day, V. fled in his Opel Corsa. He skimmed past a police car, causing an officer to duck. After a mad chase, V. drove back into his ex’s house, straight through the wooden panels that the fire brigade had installed the day before.

Well-filled criminal record

“My client’s grandson was sitting on the couch watching TV when the defendant suddenly arrived in the living room with his car,” said Mr Lorenzetti. “This was traumatizing for the little boy.” According to the father, the child still does not dare to sit back in the seat. “But for me, the defendant does not need to be jailed,” he said. “He should just leave my family alone.”

The prosecutor asked for a strict effective punishment for Dieter V., who has a rich criminal record. But according to the defense, he had no intention of killing anyone. “My client wanted to park his car in his ex’s driveway, but the brakes were not working properly,” advocate Mieke Byttebier. “He wanted to flee on foot via a path behind the house. It was an accident. He is prepared to comply with conditions, such as a restraining order.”

The Ruddervoordenaar stated that he lost the pedals when he learned who the boyfriend of his ex’s daughter is. The man was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for a horrific murder in Ostend. “When I googled his name, I started freaking out,” said V. “But now my mind is good again.” The verdict will follow on October 3. (AFr)

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