Thursday 04 June 2020

Anne Faber killer faces 28 years in jail and psychiatric prison


The man who raped and murdered young Utrecht woman Anne Faber last year should be jailed for 28 years, followed by compulsory treatment in a psychiatric prison, the public prosecution department said on Tuesday.

The prosecutor said he had decided not to call for life imprisonment, because this could lead to Michael P being released from jail after 25 years without undergoing proper treatment.

‘This would be totally irresponsible, given that P is guilty of very serious sex crimes,’ the prosecutor told the court on the second day of P’s murder trial.

In addition, the prosecutor said, P had attacked five people in the Pieter Baan psychiatric clinic where he had been sent for observation. ‘We concur with the view that P has signs of diminished responsibility and agree that he should be sentenced to tbs (psychiatric prison),’ the prosecutor said.

Anne disappeared on September 29 after going out for a bike ride. Her body was found two weeks later at a spot identified by P.

P told the court on Monday that he had killed Anne to stop her shouting for help and had been planning to ‘let her go’ after raping her, website reported.

P was jailed for 11 years in 2012 for the brutal rape of two teenage girls and for a string of robberies but had not been sent to a psychiatric prison for treatment because he had refused to cooperate with a psychiatric assessment prior to his trial.

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