Hard evidence 'found' against Ait Oud
28 August 2006, BRUSSELS — Hard evidence has reportedly been found for the first time incriminating suspect Abdallah Ait Oud in the murder of step-sisters Stacy and Nathalie.
28 August 2006
BRUSSELS — Hard evidence has reportedly been found for the first time incriminating suspect Abdallah Ait Oud in the murder of step-sisters Stacy and Nathalie.
It has been reported that fibres have been found indicating without doubt that there was physical contact between Ait Oud and the two girls on the night of their murder.
New investigation results indicate that red fibres from a blanket from the bed of Ait Oud's girlfriend have been found on the clothes of Stacy and Nathalie.
There are also fibres from the clothes of Ait Oud found on the girls and fibres from the girls' clothes found on Ait Oud.
The fibres come from the clothes that Stacy and Nathalie were wearing on the night they disappeared, newspaper 'Het Gazet van Antwerpen' reported.
Traces of a plant species found where the bodies of the two girls were dumped have also been found on the suspect's clothes.
Denying his guilt, Ait Oud has said the fibres were transferred between himself and the victims when he lifted them up onto a stage at the street party they disappeared from on the night of 9 June.
His lawyer, Jean-Dominique Franchimont, said that Ait Oud has repeatedly told police about this in previous interrogations.
Police, however, have placed little credence in the suspect's explanation.
Meanwhile, the Liège investigating judge was studying the new investigation reports on Monday.
And the city's public prosecutor will meet with the parents of the two girls on Tuesday to inform them of developments in the investigation.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news