20-year-old man confesses killing girlfriend and child in Haren

A 20-year-old man from Glimmen has known that he killed his 23-year-old friend and her six-year-old daughter.

The bodies of the victims were found on 14 October last year in their home at the Jufferpad in Haren.

Charging cord

The woman was strangled with the cord of a telephone charger. In addition, she had stab wounds in her neck. The six-year-old girl was suffocated with a cloth. There was also a 1-year-old child in the house. That remained unharmed.

On Thursday the case was on the agenda of the court in Groningen for the first time, but no substantive treatment took place yet. The suspect, from Eritrea, was not present at the hearing. He is twice accused of manslaughter.

Residential status

The victims also came from Eritrea and had temporary residency status. The suspect is currently being psychologically examined. His family in Eritrea is also heard in the investigation into the man’s past.

The second session will be held in March. The case will eventually be dealt with on 28 May or 7 June.

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