Appeal court finds Bekir E did murder schoolgirl Humeyra, sets 20 year jail term

The man who shot dead 16-year-old school girl Humeyra in the bike shed at her school in Rotterdam has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for murder by appeal court judges.

Bekir E shot the girl seven times in December 2018 just 45 minutes before she was due to talk to police about being stalked by him.

Lower court judges had sentenced him to 14 years for manslaughter, saying there was not enough evidence he had planned to kill the girl.

But the appeal court ruled in favour of the public prosecution department demand that he be given a longer term for deliberately killing the girl.

Bekir E, who had been given a suspended jail term and banned from contacting the girl in August 2018, earlier admitted the killing saying he was under the influence of cocaine at the time but that he did not intend her to die.

Humeyra had a short relationship with E, but broke if off after discovering he was 30. In September, an official report into the murder said the police and social services showed ‘serious shortfalls’ in the way they protected Humeyra after she reported the harassment to officials.

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