Apr 03, 2023 at 4:15 PMUpdate: 20 minutes ago
According to suspect John S., it was his intention to commit suicide on a care farm on May 6 last year. Instead, he cold-bloodedly killed two people in Alblasserdam and critically injured two others. He says he doesn’t know why he did this. He did, however, call the emergency number 112 after the shooting incident.
Images were shown in the court of Dordrecht of S. walking armed onto the care farm. When he saw the first victim, he immediately shot and killed the 34-year-old employee.
A second victim who was also outside, twenty-year-old Fleur, was seriously injured. Very painful was the story of thirteen-year-old Roan. From his statement to the police it became clear that he and the victim Ann-Sofie heard shots and thought it was a farmer shooting geese. They wanted to go outside and have a look.
Ann-Sofie ran into S. on her way out. She was also shot dead immediately. Roan narrowly survived the shooting incident. Images show how S. apparently calmly walked out. Minutes later he appended friends with the message ‘six kills’ and to RTL Boulevard he sent the text ‘Tro Tardi six kills’. It is unclear why he mentioned six victims.
The court told the suspect that it all resembles a well-thought-out murder plan. S. himself could not explain it.
S. sent away from care farm after relationship with underage girl
S. himself called the police after his act. In a 911 call, he said that he is the shooter and that he thought the victims are no longer alive. He said his actions were the result of his withholding the care he so desperately needed.
S. also referred to 2017, the year in which he was sent away from Tro Tardi. He himself also stayed on the care farm, but was sent away because of a short relationship with an underage girl. “I have never received an explanation for this,” he said in the 112 call.
The court told S. that you could deduce a motive and therefore a plan from this conversation. In addition, he had already threatened the woman with whom he had a relationship on the care farm on May 3. He had sent a photo with the weapon on it.
A day later, S. shot and killed a sixty-year-old man in Vlissingen. He takes a photo of the victim and sent it to his ex-girlfriend to deliver a message, S said. But in the 112 call, he said he had shot the man to test his weapon.
According to the Pieter Baan Center (PBC), the actions of S. can be partly attributed to him and he is not completely insane. They advise that the man be placed under a TBS with compulsory treatment. S. has a long care history, but no criminal record. The sentence will be pronounced on Friday. It is not yet known when a ruling will be made.
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