Liege triple murder suspect a convicted killer
25 August 2005, BRUSSELS — The 53-year-old man arrested for a triple murder in the city of Liège on Tuesday night was previously convicted and jailed for murdering his mother and aunt.
25 August 2005
BRUSSELS — The 53-year-old man arrested for a triple murder in the city of Liège on Tuesday night was previously convicted and jailed for murdering his mother and aunt.
Jean-Claude Lajot was sentenced in 1992 to 20 years jailed for the double murder, which was sparked by an argument over an inheritance.
He was released from prison in 1997, newspaper 'Het Laatste Nieuws' reported on Thursday.
In the latest killing, the man is accused of murdering his step-mother and his two half-brothers. A third half-brother managed to escape.
The heavily-bleeding 17-year-old fled the Ans home in Liège and sought help from a friend in the neighbourhood. Newsagency Belga has said the boy was 18 years old.
The victims were initially described as the suspect's wife and children.
Lajot allegedly attacked the four victims with a hammer and a knife, the same weapons he used in murdering his mother and aunt in 1990 in Herent.
The latest murders were again allegedly sparked by an argument over an inheritance.
The victims were identified by newspaper 'Het Nieuwsblad' as the 46-year-old Marie Mutzinka, the second wife of the suspect's father René, who died two years ago of a heart attack.
Mutzinka's sons Yves, 15, and Jean-Michel, 19, were also killed in the brutal attack on Tuesday, while Jean-Patrick, 17, survived.
The three deceased victims had their throats slashed, while one of them was also attacked with a hammer. The 17-year-old suffered a knife wound to the throat.
Lajot fled the scene of the crime and was arrested at about 5am on Wednesday near the train station of Andenne. He is being held on remand at the Lantin jail.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Belgian news