No murder, but murder. Since there is not enough evidence for predisposition, Suspect is suspected of Jos Brech in the case of Nicky Verstappen.
The District Council of Limburg County Chamber of Commerce removed suspicions of murder because it does not see enough instructions for a pre-planned withdrawal plan for Nicky from his life. Such a plan (promulgation) is a legal difference between the murder (maximum life) and the murder (up to 15 years in prison).
The Court does not want to explain in more detail why the Chamber of Deputies closed the State Attorney's Office (OM) for this part of the suspicion. The public prosecutor's office does not rule out that the suspect will be charged with the murder later, says spokeswoman. Brech is currently suspected of murder, sexual exploitation and kidnapping of Nicky Verstappen in 1998 and possession of child pornography.
It's still not clear what exactly happened to Nicky. The 56-year-old suspect from Simpelvelda, according to various sources, remains silent about how his DNA ended up in boy's panties and pajamas.
Nicky Verstappen was found dead on August 11, 1998 at Brunssummerheide. The cause of death has never been established with certainty, but there are indications that Nicky was killed by choking. Experts disagree with the interpretation of these indications, the same applies to data indicating sexual abuse.
The Public Prosecution currently does not want to say anything about the state of the investigation, which is still in its fullest sense. Brecht lawyer Gerald Roethof does not want to discuss the case in detail until the December 12 pro-sessions. Earlier, he pointed out that he advised his client to silence until he got a complete file. That is not the case yet.
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