Criminal proceedings in the case of the murder of investigative journalist Peter R. de Vries will be resumed, a court in Amsterdam decided on Monday. The sentence was due on July 14, but last week the prosecution presented new evidence, including that the murder was ordered by a 27-year-old Pole, Krystian M.
The murder of Peter R. de Vries shocked The Netherlands. On July 6, 2021, an investigative journalist was shot shortly after leaving the RTL4 television studio in Amsterdam. He died on July 15 in the hospital. The popular reporter was known for his uncompromising material about the Dutch crime world. He often commented on high-profile criminal trials in the media and – as assessed – has long been the target of criminal groups operating in the Netherlands.
The trial is conducted in a court in Amsterdam. One of the accused is a 36-year-old Pole, Kamil E., who was supposed to be the driver in the attack. The second suspect is the 22-year-old Dutchman Delano G., who was said to have pulled the trigger.
The court ordered the investigation to be reopened
Last week, the prosecutor’s office revealed to the media that it knows who was the giver of the murder. Until now, this was not clear. The findings of the investigators show that he is the 27-year-old Polish citizen Krystian M., who is also suspected of the attempted murder of another Dutchman in October 2021.
Originally, it was planned that the high-profile case would be ruled on July 14, but on Monday the capital court decided that the investigation would be resumed due to new evidence presented by the prosecutor’s office. The findings of the RTL Nieuws portal show that they are the evidence testimony of a “witness 5089”as specified in the documents of the prosecutor’s office.
He was to provide investigators with additional information related to the case, including that the killers were offered 150,000 euros for the killing of de Vries, and the preparations for the crime started in May 2021.
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