Murderer must pay victim’s mother, says court

The man found guilty of murdering student Nadia van de Ven has been ordered to pay her mother ‘several hundred thousand euros’ in compensation by a court in Arnhem.

It is the first time a Dutch court has ordered the payment of such damages to relatives of a victim, lawyer Bas Martens told the Volkskrant.
Since her daughter’s death, the woman has suffered from post traumatic stress syndrome. A doctor by profession, she now suffers panic attacks and is hardly able to work, the paper says.
The court said Pascal F is responsible for this and that he should pay for her lost income. He has also been ordered to pay her €10,000 in compensation for the intense pain she has suffered.
Last year, Martens claimed unsuccessfully that Pascal F’s parents should pay compensation to the victim’s parents because they knew their son had murdered the student and helped him escape.
Van de Ven was murdered in her flat by the man, who was her landlord, on October 1, 2002 after a row over a washing machine.

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