OM wants life-long upheld

30th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

30 March 2007, AMSTERDAM- The public prosecution department (OM) has demanded in appeal court that 35-year-old Richard H., who has confessed to killing his wife and three daughters, be sentenced to life in prison.

30 March 2007

AMSTERDAM- The public prosecution department (OM) has demanded in appeal court that 35-year-old Richard H., who has confessed to killing his wife and three daughters, be sentenced to life in prison.

The court convicted H. in March last year and sentenced him to life in prison but H. appealed the verdict.

H.'s Polish mistress came to his home in Zoetermeer in April 2005. In order to avoid a confrontation H. decided to kill his wife. He also killed his two children because he said he thought they belonged with their mother.

H. had been to Poland several times to visit his mistress. In May 2004 she came to the Netherlands and spent the weekend with H. at a bungalow park.

H. had told her that his family had been missing for a long time. When the Polish woman asked to see his home he strangled his 31-year-old wife and daughters (aged 3 and 5) while they were sleeping. He buried the bodies in the forest in Alphen-Chaam in Brabant. He then reported them as missing.

It was ten days before the police were able to unmask him as the killer. They caught H. in several lies and found traces of blood in the home and H.'s car. The bodies were later found after H. gave directions to the location.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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