On Thursday, seven suspects were sentenced to nine months in prison for the fatal abduction of Jdesse Boerenveen. They have been convicted of deprivation of liberty, but are not held responsible for the death of the forty-year-old man in 2016.
This means that the prison sentences were much lower than the Public Prosecution Service (OM) had demanded. One suspect was acquitted.
The lifeless body of Boerenveen was found on December 22, 2016 in the Gooimeer near Almere. He had fled into the ice-cold water and then drowned.
Investigation showed that on 1 December the victim had been detained for hours by several people in a garage in Wormerveer and in Almere. This would be because he had outstanding debts of thousands of euros with the convicts.
Court does not agree with the demand for justice
The persons present in the garage have been sentenced for deprivation of liberty and have been sentenced to prison sentences ranging from 135 days to five months.
Two men who took Boerenveen to the beach were convicted of keeping the victim's freedom robbed. They would have threatened the victim with a firearm. They have been sentenced to nine and eight months in prison, each with three months in prison.
The public prosecutor had demanded sentences of up to 7.5 years, but the court did not agree with this because the convicted persons had not been able to foresee that the victim would flee into the water and thereby die.
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