Long sentences for killers who shot dj in mistaken identity case

Photo: DutchNews.nl
Photo: DutchNews.nl

Two men have been jailed for 30 years and 26 years for killing an Amsterdam dj in a case of mistaken identity.

In total, seven people appeared in court in connection with the killing of Djordy Latumahina, 31, who was shot dead last October as he parked his Mini in the basement of the apartment block where he lived in the capital’s Nieuw West district.

Police say the intended target was a drug dealer who lived in the same block, owned a similar car and has since gone into hiding abroad.

Latumahina’s two-year-old daughter narrowly avoided being shot in the incident, while his girlfriend survived despite being seriously wounded.

The driver of the getaway car was jailed for 18 years while another man, the brother of one of the shooters, was jailed for 16 years. Two other men were jailed for 80 and 28 days.

In sentencing, the court described the crime as ‘brutal’. The suspects ‘went about their handiwork with total nonchalance and with no respect for human life,’ the judges said.

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