Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The poisoned Crime Boss

The crime trial of the century was first upset by a rocket attack on the heavy security courthouse in Amsterdam-West. Now the trial is postphoned as the man on trial, Willem "Nose" Holleeder is seriously ill. He has been taken to hospital with a kidney condition. The Leiden Hospital were he was taken has been transformed in a stronghold, guarded by balaclava-clad policemen armed with assault rifles.

His instant celebrity laywer Jan-Hein Kuijpers ("Dutch") has been speculating about poisoning.

Holleeder is too ill right now to be operated. His next of kin have been allowed to visit him, for fear that he is die-ing. The immediate danger seemes to have passed now and the trial is supposed to be resumed in three months.

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