Triple murderer free after 10 yrs

28th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

28 June 2007, BRUSSELS - Guy Menschaert, guilty of murdering three people at the café at the swimming pool in Brakel in 1997, will be released in the autumn on probation. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2000.

28 June 2007

BRUSSELS - Guy Menschaert, guilty of murdering three people at the café at the swimming pool in Brakel in 1997, will be released in the autumn on probation. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2000.

His lawyer Jef Vermassen managed to convince the court that the man feels remorse. His good behaviour and the Lejeune Act permitting early release did the rest.

The survivors of the victims are astonished. "Menschaert can start a new life now, we have been sentenced to life," said Philip De Cubber, son of one of the victims.

Menschaert had shot his ex girlfriend and two best friends in cold blood during the carnival in 1997. He boasted at the time of his sentencing that he "would be out in 10 years."

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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