Teen Who Killed Schoolgirl, 15, By Stabbing Her 35 Times Gets Just Two Years Youth Detention - ViralTab

Teen Who Killed Schoolgirl, 15, By Stabbing Her 35 Times Gets Just Two Years Youth Detention

Story By: Delano Langras, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash

A teenager who killed his ex-girlfriend by stabbing her 35 times has been sentenced to just two years in a juvenile detention centre which is the maximum possible for underage offenders in the Netherlands.

The suspect, whose identity has not been disclosed due to privacy laws, was 16 when he killed his ex-girlfriend and classmate Megan on 19th August 2019.

The incident happened on the first day of school after the holiday in Megan’s home where she was stabbed 35 times with a 23 centimetre (9 inch) knife in the southern Dutch city of Breda.

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The suspect called and turned himself to the police and was arrested the same day. At first, he claimed he acted in self-defence, but it was not found credible by the court.

The court has now convicted him of manslaughter and he was sentenced to two years in a juvenile detention centre.

The victim’s father told the court: “That moment of having to leave my beautiful, sweet girl behind in a chilly cemetery is in front of my eyes forever and causes an incredible amount of pain.”

According to the Dutch criminal law, young people aged from 12 to 18 receive lower sentence than adults. The maximum prison sentence for juveniles is two years.

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