Murat held on attempted murder charge

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20 April 2005, AMSTERDAM — Convicted teacher killer Murat D., 17, has been arrested in jail on charges he tried to kill a cellmate, defence lawyer Abraham Moszkowicz has revealed. The public prosecutors' office (OM) in The Hague refused on Wednesday to confirm the arrest. However, it said nine youths have been detained in a jail on suspicion of attacking a detainee. Four suspects appeared before a judge last week and five others were arrested on Monday and Tuesday. D. and four other suspects will appear i

20 April 2005

AMSTERDAM — Convicted teacher killer Murat D., 17, has been arrested in jail on charges he tried to kill a cellmate, defence lawyer Abraham Moszkowicz has revealed.
 
The public prosecutors' office (OM) in The Hague refused on Wednesday to confirm the arrest. However, it said nine youths have been detained in a jail on suspicion of attacking a detainee.
 
Four suspects appeared before a judge last week and five others were arrested on Monday and Tuesday. D. and four other suspects will appear in court in The Hague on Thursday.

The violent incident took place on 27 March at the youth jail Teylingereind in Sassenheim. About 120 youths are detained at the penitentiary, most of whom are serving youth psychiatric detention.

In another incident, a male cellmate lodged a police report against D. in December, accusing him of threatening behaviour at Teylingereind. The youth was then transferred.

D. shot and killed deputy headmaster Hans van Wieren at the Terra College in The Hague in January 2004 and was jailed on appeal last December to five years and indefinite period of psychiatric detention. He was tried as an adult.

But lawyer Moszkowicz is appealing the ruling in the Supreme Court, demanding that his client be sentenced as a minor. The maximum youth sentence he could receive is two years jail and six years psychiatric treatment and detention.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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