And this is not the first time a Dutch judge makes a decision like this.
In May 2012 two individuals driving a stolen scooter after they had robbed a hotel, killed a 50-year-old man who was merely crossing the road. The judge acquitted them because he was unable to tell which of the two was actually the one driving the scooter.
Yesterday a judge acquitted a man suspected of killing a 25-year-old female in 2005. He had a USB key and an external hard drive of the girl in his possession and used her debit card about 2.5 hrs after she had been murdered. The judge acquitted him. The police did find child abuse images on his PC but the judge did not pay any attention to that. To make matters worse, that same individual had killed a girl in 2008 and he did receive a prison sentence of 18 years for that particular murder. He is expected to be released from prison in 2016, now that the judge didn’t find him guilty of the 2005 killing.
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