Community service for suspect in purse snatching case
The woman who drove over a man who snatched her purse in Amsterdam has been sentenced to 180 hours of community service.6 March 2008
AMSTERDAM – The woman who drove over a man who snatched her purse in Amsterdam in January 2005 was sentenced to 180 hours of community service on Thursday. The 46-year-old woman was found guilty of reckless driving with fatal consequences.
The justice department had asked that the woman be sentenced to 2.5 years in prison for manslaughter. The court acquitted her of this charge. The woman jumped into her car and chased after two young men on a motorbike who had stolen her handbag. The two fell from the motorbike at one point and one of the young men was crushed between the woman's car and a tree.
The woman was allowed to disguise herself during the hearing because she fears for her life. Her lawyer announced after the verdict that she would appeal the ruling in the hopes of being acquitted.
[Copyright Expatica News 2008]