Three accused of robbing dead Belgian cyclist aquitted
Three Senegalese suspected of stealing from Belgian cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke, found dead in a hotel room in October, were acquitted Tuesday in a court in the west of the country.
The three, including one woman, were arrested after the death of the 34-year-old Belgian cyclist, whom they had accompanied on the night that he died in a hotel room in the south of the country where he had planned a holiday.
They were not implicated in his death, but suspected of stealing two cellphones and money from him.
According to a Senegalese forensic scientist who performed the autopsy, Vandenbroucke died from a pulmonary embolism.