Psychiatric prison for school yard murder

A 31-year-old man has been sent to psychiatric prison for the murder of a pensioner who was supervising primary school children during their lunch break.

He was not given a jail term because the court considers he was not responsible for his actions when he stabbed Leo van Trappe in the neck. Several children at the Amsterdam primary school are thought to have witnessed the incident.
The murderer, named as Mohammed B, suffers from schizophrenia and chronic psychosis. He claimed to have been told to stab his victim by voices which had plagued him for weeks.
A one-time student at Delft University, B has previous convictions for violence and was known to both the police and mental health services. He had spent some time in psychiatric hospital after stabbing a cyclist. But since October 2008, he had refused all medication.

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