Sévèke case adjourned for now

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4 July 2007, ARNHEM – The court in Arnhem has decided to adjourn hearings in the trial of Marcel T., the man suspected of killing activist Louis Sévèke, so that the 38-year-old man can undergo examination at the Pieter Baan Psychiatric Centre in Utrecht. The court wants to delay the hearings for a maximum of three months, said president of the court M. Jurgens.

4 July 2007

ARNHEM – The court in Arnhem has decided to adjourn hearings in the trial of Marcel T., the man suspected of killing activist Louis Sévèke, so that the 38-year-old man can undergo examination at the Pieter Baan Psychiatric Centre in Utrecht.
 
The court wants to delay the hearings for a maximum of three months, said president of the court M. Jurgens.

The court decided on this after lawyer Bénédicte Ficq reported that she needed further discussion with her client on his statements in the Sévèke case.

Ficq doubts whether T. actually committed the murder, even though he is sticking to his confession. The court had rejected a request earlier that further investigation be carried out.

The Rotterdam man was willing to answer questions in court today about cases of arson, bomb attacks and robberies of which he is also suspected. But the court prefers to handle all the accusations and the victim's personal circumstances at a later date, Jurgens said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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