Richard K. admits involvement in double murder in Weiteveen in statements

Richard K. from Klazienaveen has confessed to the police that he was involved in the violent incident on the Bargerweg in Weiteveen. A 44-year-old woman and a 38-year-old man were killed on Tuesday. K. was arrested shortly after the incident.

According to the Public Prosecution Service, there was excessive violence and the 50-year-old Klazienavener used several weapons. He is said to have acted with premeditation. The victims were found in a car and near a home.

According to the Public Prosecution Service, the woman was shot dead at close range. The man was injured in several ways. People partly witnessed the violence used, including the son of the two victims.

After the incident, two videos appeared on social media, in one of which a man says that “something very bad has happened” and that he will “go to jail for the rest of his life.” In the other video, a woman says her husband has “completely lost his mind.”

He has now admitted that K. is involved in both murders. “He indicated this in statements to the police and the examining magistrate,” says the press officer. The suspect was in possession of a firearms permit. The Public Prosecution Service is investigating which weapons he may have had and whether they were used.

The man had a long-running conflict with the victims that revolved around the sale of a house. The police had received several reports and several reports from both the suspect and the victims in the past year. These concerned nuisance or criminal behavior. The Public Prosecution Service cannot provide details about this.

The examining magistrate of the Northern Netherlands District Court has decided that K. will remain in jail for two weeks longer. He is also admitted to the Pieter Baan Center for observation.

Watch the interview with the press officer: