Eighteen years in prison for Dutch zuurgooier in Belgian supermarket

Eighteen years in prison for Dutch zuurgooier in Belgian supermarket

The Dutchman, who for more than two years ago, acid poured about a woman in a Delhaize supermarket in Antwerp is also on appeal and sentenced to eighteen years in prison.

Otherwise, then the court considers the court of appeal in Brussels, the then 42-year-old Jelle F. however, not be guilty of an assassination attempt, but extortion and torture. According to the judges is not clear that he wanted to kill.

The victim, a 53-year-old cleaner, was severely disfigured by the liquid F. in February 2015 across her tray. In the period before that he had the supermarket chain being blackmailed and threatened with a zuuraanval. Revenge on society was his motive to say that. The forty-something was his job lost and was in need of money.

“I am happy that he is not a lower penalty has been given, already had, for me, lifelong may be”, responded the for life scarred victim, Marina Tijssen. “This man should simply not at home in the society.”


F.’s lawyer Sven Mary is pleased with the ruling. “Torture seems to me to be a more appropriate description for the facts than assassination. The pronounced punishment seems to me to be the correct one.”

According to the defence counsel makes the decision it is possible that his client ultimately was able to return in the society. The conditions which the court had held were cancelled by the court.

The Dutchman was two weeks after the attack was arrested by police in France, that he uitleverde to Belgium.

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