Man 'wore slain mother's skin as clothing'
18 February 2005, AMSTERDAM — A computer expert who killed his 76-year-old mother on 5 February appears to have skinned her before taking to the street in the dead of night wearing her bloodied flesh, it was reported on Friday.
18 February 2005
AMSTERDAM — A computer expert who killed his 76-year-old mother on 5 February appears to have skinned her before taking to the street in the dead of night wearing her bloodied flesh, it was reported on Friday.
Ronald Z., 42, then roamed the streets in his grisly "outfit" for about 90 minutes until he was arrested by police in the middle of the night, newspaper De Telegraaf reported.
Passersby had thought the man was wearing a strange carnival fancy dress costume as he walked around with the skin draped over his shoulders. He was also seen directing traffic.
It was only after his arrest that officers realised in the police station what the man was actually wearing: the 15kg-weighing skin of a woman complete with fatty tissue. Dutch media reports said the man was "in her skin".
The Vlaardingen man later confessed to killing his 76-year-old mother and her severely mutilated body was found in her home.
The public prosecutor has refused to confirm reports that the woman's body was skinned. Nevertheless, it said the woman's body had been severely mutilated after her death. An autopsy indicated she was killed by heavy blows to the head.
The victim's son allegedly suffers from religious mania and has been detained in a maximum security jail. He is still being questioned and will undergo a psychiatric assessment.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Dutch news