Fortuyn's killer acts as legal support
2 May 2007, AMSTERDAM - Volkert van der Graaf is giving legal advice to fellow prisoners, much to the irritation of their lawyers.
2 May 2007
AMSTERDAM - Volkert van der Graaf is giving legal advice to fellow prisoners, much to the irritation of their lawyers.
He has filed complaints against the medical service on behalf of Jan. S., for instance, who is serving a life sentence for the sexual abuse and murder of 7-year-old Chanel Naomi Eleveld, Elsevier reported today.
Van der Graaf has also taken legal action on behalf of Koos H., who is serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of three young women.
Van der Graaf, in prison for the murder of Pim Fortuyn in 2002, is constantly submitting written defences and filing complaints from his cell in the Secure Individual Guidance Unit of the prison in Scheveningen.
Willem Anker, the lawyer representing both Jan S. and Koos H., is not pleased with the situation. Van der Graaf says the other prisoners approached him of their own accord.
Van der Graaf has been in prison for almost five years now and is expected to be eligible for early release on 6 May 2014.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news