Man tries to organise his own murder
14 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — National crime-stoppers phone service Meld Misdaad Anoniem has helped prevent one of the most unusual offences to come to light in the Netherlands in recent years.
14 November 2005
AMSTERDAM — National crime-stoppers phone service Meld Misdaad Anoniem has helped prevent one of the most unusual offences to come to light in the Netherlands in recent years.
Meld Misdaad received an anonymous tip recently that a 42-year-old man had hired two Polish men to murder him. The hired killers were to decide when to carry out the contract, newspaper 'De Telegraaf' reported on Monday.
An investigation quickly established the intended victim had taken out a life insurance policy. In the event of his death, his wife was to get EUR 150,000. The money would have been withheld if he committed suicide.
The insurance company was warned about the plan and the policy was cancelled. The man was contacted and a search of his home discovered the farewell note he had written for his wife. The note outlined how she was to give EUR 10,000 to the Polish men hired to carry out the killing.
The police said the man behind the plot had a history of psychiatric difficulties and had made previous attempts to kill himself.
The Polish men have not been traced.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Dutch news