LIVE – Reporter Saskia Belleman is present at the trial. You can read her tweets at the bottom of this article (from approximately 10.00).
The substantive treatment of the lawsuit began on Monday. B. then broke the silence on the matter after a long time with a pre-recorded statement saying he had found Nicky’s body on the heather. He had touched the boy – he said – to check his breathing, but Nicky was already dead. B. said he did not dare to alert the police, because he was afraid with his moral past that the police would not believe him. “I just didn’t know what to do anymore.” After this statement, he was silent again, he indicated on Tuesday that he would do so again.
On this day, the court will discuss, among other things, the large DNA relationship investigation. B. had not cooperated in this. But because his family reported him missing and sent items containing his DNA to the police, a 100 percent DNA match was made. Traces of him have been found on Nicky’s pajama pants and underpants.
Why didn’t you cooperate in this? Why did you not respond to the call? “, The judge asked B.” I will not answer any questions today. I refrain from any comment ”, said the Limburger. Even after insisting, whether he might want to add something to his statement, something might have occurred to him. But B. kept his jaw closed. His lawyer also pointed out his right to remain silent several times.
B. did mention that after finding the boy’s body, he decided he wanted nothing to do with the case. Asked for an explanation, he again invoked his right to remain silent.
Nicky Verstappen disappeared in 1998 from a summer camp on the Brunssummerheide. A day later, his body was found a little further out on the moor.
B. was arrested in Spain after a manhunt, which happened two years ago.
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