Rehab officers sacked over boy's murder
11 January 2007, AMSTERDAM — The Dutch rehabilitation service has suspended three employees over mistakes made in the supervision of Julien C., the suspect in the murder of schoolboy Jesse Dingemans.
11 January 2007
AMSTERDAM — The Dutch rehabilitation service has suspended three employees over mistakes made in the supervision of Julien C., the suspect in the murder of schoolboy Jesse Dingemans.
The eight-year-old boy was stabbed and killed at his school in Hoogerheide on 1 December last year.
An external investigation has indicated that mistakes were made in the guidance of the suspect.
A spokeswoman from the Dutch rehabilitation service said two employees have been recommended for dismissal, while the third has already been sacked.
The 22-year-old Julien C. withdrew from compulsory psychiatric treatment last summer, but the supervising officer failed to report that to the public prosecution office (OM).
Rehabilitation service chief Sjef van Gennip said he is deeply affected by the case: "These employees failed to maintain agreements and regulations in our organisation".
"They didn't inform the public prosecution office either when Julien C. ended his treatment himself. I have not received any acceptable reason from them," he said.
The rehabilitation service said last month it would launch an external investigation into the treatment of the murder suspect.
C. had been convicted of a supermarket robbery and was ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment. But supervising officers failed to intervene when he ended treatment and C. was allowed to walk free.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news