Torture murder suspect faces 14 years

Two men and one woman charged with the torture and murder of a 28-year-old man in Pernis in June 2007 should be jailed for between four and 14 years, the public prosecution department said on Tuesday.

The two male suspects – Walter Alagna and Jeffrey van Stijn – face 14 and eight years respectively. They are said to have systematically beaten their victim Björn Jue at his home in Pernis near Rotterdam in what was described as a robbery gone wrong.
The female suspect Marian Douma, an ex-girlfriend of the victim, was not present at the murder but is alleged to have masterminded the crime, NOS tv reported.
The case gathered nationwide attention after it emerged police officers were staking out the house while 28-year-old Jue was being beaten. Neighbours had alerted the police after hearing screams.
But the officers were told to wait for back-up before entering the building. By that time, the victim was so badly injured that he died. A police investigation is currently under way into the police action and four officers are under investigation for manslaughter.

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