This afternoon the two attorneys of the Bruges public prosecutor to the word in the Kasteelmoord. First were a few difficult points clarified, including the jurisdiction of the court. “The judgments of the Constitutional court are clear. More need not be said.” Also the question of witnesses and the completeness of the dossier was in question. “The defense accuses us here of riots and opkuispraktijken. They want us only, but discredit, nothing more. For us, the question as to witnesses is not necessary. Everyone is thoroughly answered. We have a very strong dossier with enough evidence. What is even the third accused is an incentive to work together with his lawyer the incorrect afpersingsverhaal to for to slide.”Defendants will risk heavier penalties
After which they passed to the purpose of criminal proceedings. “The defense of André Gyselbrecht, could simply be summed up: “ " I have debt, I bow my head and accept my punishment." But there appears to be no strafinzicht to the narcissistic man. It characterizes Gyselbrecht that he constantly schuldverschuiving. The story that Stijn children would bring to Australia, is not correct either. The passports of the children were taken by André.” The public prosecutor-general asked 30 years in prison for Gyselbrecht. “The children of Stijn are not only their father be lost, but also the confidence in their grandfather.” In the first instance, was the man to 27 years in prison.
After that came Serry to the bid. “Serry has never said everything and has years the names concealed from others. A punishment of 21 years is too mild in our eyes. What Pierre Serry has done, deserves a sentence of 26 years”, the public prosecutor-general. The Bruges public prosecutor believe in the innocence of Evert De Clercq. “There is a clear link between De Clercq and Serry. From research, it is clear that Evert has played an important role in the murder,” says the public prosecutor's office, 28 year progressed. About Roy Larmit was the floor clear and it progresses to a punishment of 20 years. “He knew indeed of the murder and was closely involved in the preparations.” In the first instance were Gyselbrecht, Serry, De Clercq and Larmit sentenced to, respectively, 27, 21, 27 and 15 years in prison.Extortion
In the Ghent court of appeal had master Of Steenbrugge Tuesday long argued about the alleged attempted extortion, where his client is the victim of would have been. “My client got in his café in the town of IJzendijke ‘The Round’ on a visit. That threatened him and said that money had to be paid. Otherwise it would Larmit an incriminating statement. But my client paid. A little later came the declaration of Larmit, which de Clercq picked up and transferred to Belgium. There he was again, faced with extortion, which he also reported to the magistrate. Ultimately, the case was dismissed”, told Of Steenbrugge.