Three convicted for torture death
The victim was tortured for hours and beaten to death because of his pin code.23 April 2008
THE NETHERLANDS - Two men and a woman have been sentenced to jail terms of between four to 12 years for killing a 28-year-old man from Rotterdam.
The victim was tortured for several hours and eventually beaten to death by the three, who were after his pin code.
The case became the focus of national media attention because four police officers waited for 45 minutes before entering the house, even though they could hear the victim's screams. They are said to have decided to wait for reinforcements.
The national police authorities have launched an investigation into the conduct of the four officers, who are suspected of culpable homicide.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]