Life term sought for killer, horse mutilator
11 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — A public prosecutor asked a court in Almelo to impose a life sentence on a prisoner dubbed the "animal tyrant of Twente".
11 November 2005
AMSTERDAM — A public prosecutor asked a court in Almelo to impose a life sentence on a prisoner dubbed the "animal tyrant of Twente".
Rudolf K, 49, has admitted killing a homeless person,50, and mutilating several sheep, horses and ponies while on test release from a secure psychiatric clinic from 2000 and 2004. The presiding judge said K. had behaved like an "animal of prey".
K. committed the crimes due to his uncontrolled anger and sexual frustration. He removed the sexual organs of the animals he attacked. He did the same to the man he killed in a park in Enschede in 2003.
He had earlier been ordered to undertake TBS psychiatric treatment in a secure hospital for attempted rape in 1986.
K. is also suspected of attempting to kill three passers-by in the summer of 2002. The motive in the first two cases was robbery. He was trying to overpower the third victim in order to rape her, the court heard.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news