After 21 years, the end is in sight of the long drawn out court case concerning the death of the murdered Nicole van den Hurk in 1995. The Prosecution today comes with a sentencing.
Meanwhile, the session began. Many victims' families present in the hall. The half-brother and step-mother of Nicole today use their right to speak.
The judge began the session by discussing the results of the further investigation it found DNA. The NFI and researchers in New Zealand believe that at one of the tracks the 188 trillion times more likely that found traces of a boyfriend or Jos G, then an unknown.
Brother Tommy made around 9:45 pm using his right to speak and focuses his dialogue on the suspect: brought ,, here is the man who raped my sister and killed. An innocent should not be silent, but speak. " Between Tommy and the accused are two empty chairs. He speaks to him directly at: ,, I have seen little that you have nothing to hide. You relies on your right to remain silent or let your lawyer talk. ''
The step-brother of the deceased teen insists on tbs with compulsory treatment.
The sentencing is announced a year later than expected. That's because just before the publication of the previous sentence demanded two new witnesses came forward. The pair had accused Jos G. seated in a TBS clinic. That would have the G. said that he had brought a girl to life. Justice think it was about Nicole. In the past year, a closer examination of the statements of the two witnesses.
The 15-year-old Nicole van den Hurk disappeared on October 6, 1995 when she was on her way to bike from her grandmother for a job in a supermarket. Nearly two months later, she was murdered and raped were found in the woods between Mierlo and Lierop.
Jos de G. (49) is suspected of the rape and murder of 15-year-old girl. That happened in October 1995. The prosecution makes around 9 am known what the sentencing.
The DNA found in the case is analyzed again in New Zealand in the past year. When an expert appointed in that country and the courts must provide clarity whether the DNA found on the 48-year-old suspect is.
Still, the question is whether the examination of DNA was finally will provide solid evidence. Both the prosecution and the defendant lawyer recognize that at present there is still much uncertainty about the DNA test.
The problem is that in a semen found trace DNA is of at least three persons. One of those people is, according to the prosecution the accused. Because DNA experts disagreed on the evidence and the conclusions drawn from them, a third expert was appointed to examine the reliability of the DNA evidence. That happened with a developed in Australia and New Zealand program.
The beginning of 2014 made it known that OM tbs'er The G. was arrested after a DNA match in this case. This are conducted many studies, but among experts exists far from agreement on the probative value of the material.
G. himself has always denied even something to do with the death of Nicole have had.
For tactical reasons, the police has more than 17 years, said nothing about the circumstances of the death of the girl. Only after the arrest of the suspect Jos G. in January, police confirmed the suspicion that the girl was raped. The possible causes of death were not revealed until the allegations against the helmet Under.
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