Eighteen-year-old murders his daughter and her grandmother in Brussels

23rd September 2009, Comments 0 comments

The 18-year-old confessed to having killed his daughter and her grandmother in Sint Lambrechts Woluwe (Brussels). He was arrested in a park in Ostend on Monday.

The teenager, in a detention centre for his involvement in a robbery resulting in murder three years ago, was on leave Sunday to visit his daughter who was at her great grandmother's house. 

An argument began and the 18-year-old father murdered his daughter and her great grandmother. He confessed to the two murders shortly after his arrest.

Three years ago the teenager, who was 15 at the time, was a member of the Black Wolves, a gang of youngsters with African roots. Together with another gang member he murdered the famous Brussels pianist Benjamin Rawitz, giving him fatal head wounds as they attempted to steal his car. 

The young perpetrator was only arrested the beginning of last year and placed in a closed juvenile detention centre. In the meantime his girlfriend had a baby and the teenager was given visiting rights to see her and their daughter, who lived with the girl's grandmother.

The father had supervised visiting rights but had recently been allowed to visit his family without supervision. After a row on Sunday evening the man strangled his girlfriend's grandmother and his 1-year-old daughter. 

He also tried to strangle his girlfriend, but she was able to escape. Sources say that the reason for the argument that led to murder was probably jealousy.

The 18-year-old fled after the family drama and was finally arrested in Ostend. He later confessed to the two murders. 

His girlfriend is still in the hospital.


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