Friday 13 December 2019

Nicky Verstappen murder suspect back in NL, will be questioned on Friday

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Jos Brech, the survivalist suspected of murdering 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen 20 years ago, was taken to a police station in Eindhoven for questioning on Friday morning.

Brech arrived back in the Netherlands on Thursday evening. He was brought back ina small aircraft which landed at Schiphol airport at around 5pm.

RTL Nieuws reports that he will be questioned by a senior judge on Friday to decide if he should be remanded in custody. Brech, who did not fight his extradition from Spain, will be accompanied by his lawyer Gerald Roethof, RTL said.

B was arrested in Spain on August 26, just a few days after police announced that his DNA had been found on the boy’s body.

Roethof told reporters he would first try to lift some of the restrictions imposed on the case. Currently Brech can only talk to his lawyer who he is banned from talking about the case.

‘The case is so old and so much is in the public domain, [Verstappen’s]  family can talk about the case and yet I am not allowed to,’ Roethof said. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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