11 months for stabbing classmate

20th March 2008, Comments 1 comment

The court in Amsterdam has sentenced a 14-year-old boy to 11 months in detention for stabbing a 16-year-old classmate

20 March 2008

AMSTERDAM – The court in Amsterdam has sentenced a 14-year-old boy to 11 months in detention for stabbing a 16-year-old classmate. He must also undergo psychiatric treatment.

The stabbing took place at the Technical College in Amsterdam-Slotervaart in October last year. The victim was stabbed in the neck and died of his injuries shortly thereafter.

His lawyer says the perpetrator was acting in self defence because he had been constantly bullied. The court did not accept this reasoning. The court also found that the boy had damaged the trust in schools as a safe place with his actions.

[Copyright Expatica News 2008]

1 Comment To This Article

  • Lunochod posted:

    on 25th March 2008, 08:51:59 - Reply

    Be glad it's not in ther USDA - 25 to Life Term Inprisonment to kids. It's cruel and unusual punishment.