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‘Hala (48) drugged former soldier Marcel with a cocktail of medicines and smashed his skull’ | Inland

48-year-old Hala E. from Luton (England), suspected of murdering 49-year-old former military Marcel Hoogerbrugge in December 2017, according to the Public Prosecution Service, used medicines that she had stolen from a woman in need of help for her act. Justice reported this on Thursday on the first day of the criminal case at the court in Assen. On Friday, the Public Prosecution Service will announce the sentence and the defense will speak.




Hala E. is suspected of drugging Hoogerbrugge, with whom she was friends, on December 18 with a cocktail of medicines and then smashing his skull with an object. His parents found their son’s lifeless body on December 20 in his upstairs apartment in Hoogeveen. His blood contained a mix of antipsychotics, antidepressants, and a blood pressure medication. The medicines correspond to the medication of a woman from Meppel, who, according to the OM, had been visited several times by E.

Medicines disappeared

The woman from Meppel and E. are old acquaintances who had no contact with each other for sixteen years. The woman’s care worker in Meppel discovered that medicines had disappeared after the visits of E. But the suspect told the judge that she had only visited the acquaintance once after the murder.

E. was one of the few who came by the former soldier. In his dishwasher there were glasses with medicine residue and fingerprints and DNA traces of the two.

Refugee

The Sudanese came to the Netherlands as a refugee in the 1990s. She was received with her son for three years by the former mayor of Hoogeveen Willem Urlings. In 2011 E. emigrated to England. Much about her background remained unclear, the judge concluded. The woman denies any involvement, according to her the police want to ‘make her black’.

‘Hala (48) drugged former soldier Marcel with a cocktail of medicines and smashed his skull’ | Inland
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