Fourth new suspect arrested in Peter R de Vries murder case
Dutch police have arrested another suspect in the ongoing investigation into the murder of television crime pundit Peter R. de Vries who was shot dead over a year ago in Amsterdam.
The latest suspect, a 27-year-old man of Dutch Caribbean origin, was arrested in a house in Helmond on Tuesday night.
The public prosecution department says it suspects him of being part of a hit squad which worked on a commission basis.
Another suspect, a 26-year-old who was extradited from Spain two weeks ago, has been remanded in custody for a further 90 days while the investigation continues, the department said.
He, and a 27-year-old Dutch man who was arrested on Curacao, are suspected of filming the immediate aftermath of the shooting and uploading it to social media.
On July 4, a 27-year old Polish national was arrested on suspicion of directing the killing.
The two men who are said to have actually carried out the murder, Delano G and Kamil E, are currently awaiting the verdict in their trial which took place in June.
The verdict should have been published on July 14 but has been delayed following the emergence of a new witness. The trial will now be continued after the summer.
De Vries was shot five times as he was walking to his car on the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat in Amsterdam in July 2021.
At the time of his death he was acting as an official confidant to Nabil B, a key crown witness in the Marengo case, in which suspected gang leader Ridouan Taghi and 16 other men stand accused of commissioning killings in the Dutch underworld between 2015 and 2017.
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