Jesse's suspected killer in court

5th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

5 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – The 22-year-old man suspected of killing primary school pupil Jesse Dingemans in Hoogerheide will most likely appear in public for the first time in court this afternoon. The court in Breda will hold its first procedural hearings in the case. Lawyer Gerard Spong assumes his client will be there but does not know for certain.

5 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – The 22-year-old man suspected of killing primary school pupil Jesse Dingemans in Hoogerheide will most likely appear in public for the first time in court this afternoon. The court in Breda will hold its first procedural hearings in the case. Lawyer Gerard Spong assumes his client will be there but does not know for certain.

J.C. is the only suspect in the murder. It was announced earlier that the victim's blood was found on J.C..'s jacket. A garbage bag found near the suspect's mother's home also contained items with the 8-year-old's DNA on them. The justice department is still investigating whether a knife found in the bag was the murder weapon.

The suspect denies killing Jesse Dingemans. His statement remains consistent on the whole, says Spong. J.C. says that three men blackmailed him into taking responsibility for the murder. The justice department says that the three men in question all have alibis.

J.C. has been in police custody since his arrest shortly after the murder on 1 December. A psychological study has not yet been conducted.

It is not yet known when the hearings on the actual case will begin.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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