Dutch football player Quincy Promes should be jailed for two years for stabbing his nephew at a family party in 2020, the public prosecution department said on Friday.
Promes, who turned out 50 times for Oranje, was not in court for the hearing as he has moved to Russia where he plays for Spartak. He was let go by Ajax for €8 million, two months after first being arrested.
The victim was stabbed in the knee during the party in Abcoude after a long-running dispute about a stolen necklace.
Promes has always denied being involved but, the prosecutor said during Friday’s hearing, Whatsapp messages and conversations recorded while his phone was being tapped for another investigation show that the player is guilty.
‘I was not aiming for his leg,’ Promes said in one recording. ‘He was lucky.’
In addition, the prosecutor said that Promes had been in negotiations with his nephew about compensation, and that the youngster only reported the incident to the police in November after they failed to reach an informal agreement. The nephew has asked for €1 million in damages.
The court will announce its verdict in two weeks.
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