Self-defence killer gets compensation

A man from Haarlem who was jailed for 4.5 years for stabbing another man to death because he was being attacked has been awarded €53,000 compensation, the Telegraaf reports.

Menno de G killed the 38-year-old man in April 2009 saying he had become frightened after the man repeatedly harrassed and threatened him.
G spent one year in jail before a court ruled he should not have been prosecuted and was suffering from untreated post traumatic stress syndrome following the incident.

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