Vlaardinger (16) who stabbed unsuspecting young woman in the back does not have to go back to prison | Rotterdam

Vlaardinger (16) who stabbed unsuspecting young woman in the back does not have to go back to prison | Rotterdam
Vlaardinger (16) who stabbed unsuspecting young woman in the back does not have to go back to prison | Rotterdam

The 16-year-old boy who stabbed a young woman (21) in the back in April in Vlaardingen on her bicycle does not have to go back to prison. The court in Rotterdam sentenced the boy to 12 months in prison on Thursday, half of which was suspended.

The boy has already served the first six months of his sentence. At the end of October, he was released under conditions, including a restraining order, pending the rest of his trial.

‘Serious psychiatric condition’

The judge’s verdict shows that at the time of the stabbing the boy was in a ‘serious psychiatric condition’. The judge therefore declared the Vlaardinger less responsible. Investigations by experts showed that it is ‘plausible’ that the boy suppressed the incident. For example, he could not answer the question why he stabbed the woman in the back.

And that is precisely the main question facing the victim and her boyfriend, who came to the rescue after the incident. During the closed court case it emerged that the physical damage to the woman is relatively minor, but that the mental consequences are still great. For example, the woman has not gone out alone since then.

The perpetrator, who confessed to the stabbing, must cooperate with the treatment of the judge and may not contact the victim. He must also pay her an immaterial compensation of 7500 euros.

Stabbed in the back

The stabbing on April 16 caused great commotion in Vlaardingen. The 21-year-old woman was stabbed in the back on Kortedijk by another cyclist. Just a few days after the incident, images of the suspect, nothing more than a black shadow, were shown during Opsporing Requested. When the TV program showed sharper images of the suspect a week later, he was recognized by his mother. The suspect reported to the police station with his parents a day later.



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