Actually, the verdict in the murder case of the journalist Peter R. de Vries against the two suspects should fall on Thursday, but the court adjourned the decision. Recently, new documents surfaced and three more suspects were arrested.
Due to new developments in the investigation into the murder of Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, the verdict scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. The court in Amsterdam said the new information included documents containing testimonies from an unnamed witness that could be relevant to the outcome of the case.
Prosecutors are asking for life imprisonment for both suspects. Dutchman Delano G. is accused of shooting de Vries. The second accused, Kamil E., is said to have driven the getaway car and previously scouted out the area. In the past few days, however, three other suspects in the case had been arrested.
Peter R. de Vries, best known for his reporting on the kidnapping of millionaire Freddy Heineken in 1983, was gunned down while exiting a television studio in Amsterdam on July 6, 2021 and died in hospital nine days later.
The murder of the well-known journalist caused concern in the Netherlands and across Europe. De Vries had made a name for himself through his role in solving high-profile criminal cases and as a spokesman for victims.
The reporter was most recently the confidant of the key witness in a trial against alleged drug lord Ridouan Taghi. The prosecution suspects that the murder of de Vries is connected to it.