'Killer cooked brother's head'
9 March 2005, AMSTERDAM — A Dutch man is accused of chopping his brother into pieces and having the head cooked in a pressure cooker to prevent it being identified.
9 March 2005
AMSTERDAM — A Dutch man is accused of chopping his brother into pieces and having the head cooked in a pressure cooker to prevent it being identified.
The evidence came to light when the suspect, M. Y., 49, went on trial in Haarlem Court on Tuesday for the death of his 28-year-old brother in 1997.
Body parts and the skull were found in 1997 along the A15 motorway near Deil. But the victim's identity remained a mystery for years.
His brother is now accused of beating his brother to death with a hammer, newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported.
T. N. of Spaarndam, who was 18 at the time and a friend of the defendant's wife, is accused of being an accomplice. She allegedly cooked the head until only the skull remained.
The woman claims that Y. forced her to co-operate by threatening her with a gun and a knife. She told investigators she is relieved to finally be able to talk about the murder, but is scared about reprisals.
"Someone who has the head of his brother cooked will not shirk from taking revenge on my family," N. said.
N.'s lawyer claims that she was placed under so much pressure by Y. that she was unable to do anything other than carry out his orders.
Besides the murder of his brother, Y. is also accused of killing his wife. The disappearance of the two victims went unnoticed for years until the net closed in around the suspect last year.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Dutch news