School murder suspect denies guilt
4 December 2006, AMSTERDAM — The 22-year-old suspect in the murder of eight-year-old schoolboy Jesse Dingemans had his remand detention extended by 14 days on Monday.
4 December 2006
AMSTERDAM — The 22-year-old suspect in the murder of eight-year-old schoolboy Jesse Dingemans had his remand detention extended by 14 days on Monday.
But the suspect, J. C., denied his guilt to the Breda Court judge, having earlier stressed to his defence lawyer that he was innocent of the stabbing.
The suspect admitted being at the primary school where Jesse was killed on Friday morning, but denied he was the murderer.
Defence lawyer Henk van Asselt said earlier statements that the suspect gave a "bizarre alibi" should instead be changed to "bizarre story".
Van Asselt also said it was possible that his client's was telling the truth when he claimed to be at the school to pick up his foster brother.
He said all possibilities are still open and the question of whether police have arrested the right suspect is still not certain.
There is still no motive identified, Van Asselt said, despite the fact that police have described C. as a "very serious suspect".
Jesse Dingemans was stabbed and killed on Friday at the primary school Klim-Op in Hoogerheidein the province of Brabant. A silent march in honour of the boy was held on Sunday.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news