Court upholds life-long for murderer

18th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

18 April 2007, AMSTERDAM – The court in Arnhem sentenced Frans B. to life in prison today for the murder of a fellow resident of the Pompe clinic.

18 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – The court in Arnhem sentenced Frans B. to life in prison today for the murder of a fellow resident of the Pompe clinic.

47-year-old B. fractured his victim's skull with a blow from a shovel and buried him alive in December 2003. The victim died of suffocation. His body was found several months later.

The court said in the appeal case that a life-long sentence was inevitable. Not just for the grisly murder, but also because mandatory psychiatric treatment was clearly not enough to protect society from B. This was evident now that B. had struck again even after years of treatment.

At the time of the murder B. was undergoing psychiatric treatment for strangling his 15-year-old niece in 1994 and hiding her body in a park.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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