Today the court in Amsterdam will rule in the case against Moreno B. (33) and Gërmo B. (37), who are suspected of the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum.

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) has demanded life sentences.

Wiersum, 44, was shot dead at his home in Amsterdam-Buitenveldert on September 18, 2019.

The defense counsel was one of the lawyers for key witness Nabil B. in the Marengo trial of the main suspect Ridouan T. The murder caused a shock wave.

The investigation into intermediaries and possible clients is still in full swing.

Wiersum had gotten into his car around 7:30 a.m. on the day in question when a man approached him with a weapon drawn.

The gun refused and the lawyer got out.

Outside the car, he was still shot at and hit at least six times.

A shot to the head was fatal.

Amsterdammer Gërmo B. was arrested two weeks later when he was about to leave for Suriname.

Rotterdammer Moreno B. was arrested in January last year.

The pair have so far denied the allegations.

Lawyers ask for acquittal due to 'weak' evidence

The evidence presented by the Public Prosecution Service includes DNA traces and accurately mapped telephone movements.

The lawyers for the two suspects have argued that this evidence is too meager.

They have asked for acquittal.

Nabil B.'s brother was shot dead in March 2018.

This happened shortly after it became known that the crown witness had made agreements with the judiciary.

After the murder of lawyer Wiersum, the Marengo process came under high tension.

In July, Peter R. de Vries was shot dead.

He had been Nabil B's confidential adviser since mid-2020. Nothing is formally known about the clients, but T. and his associates are widely referred to.

Keywords: