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Belgian suspect in Dean’s death remains in custody

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34-year-old Belgian Dave De K., who is suspected of involvement in the death of the 4-year-old boy Dean, remains in custody. The court in Amsterdam decided this on Friday.

Last week, the Belgian authorities requested the Netherlands to surrender De K by means of a European Arrest Warrant (EAW). The suspect has not consented to the surrender to Belgium.

On Friday, the chamber of the Amsterdam court reviewed the decision of the public prosecutor to keep the man in extradition detention. Within sixty days, the court will consider Belgium’s surrender request during a public session of the surrender chamber. A date of the hearing has not yet been announced.

Dean’s body was found on Monday evening, January 17, at Neeltje Jans near Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland. Earlier that day, De K. was arrested, the Belgian had taken the boy from the Belgian town of Sint-Niklaas. The man was arrested in the village of Meerkerk in the province of Utrecht. According to Belgian media, the man was a babysitter for the child.



Belgian suspect in Dean’s death remains in custody
Source link Belgian suspect in Dean’s death remains in custody

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