18 years for Jasper S

18 years for Jasper S, that is what the judge handed down for the rape-murder of Marianne Vaatstra. The prosecution had asked for 20 years. The defense did not deny the rape but argued that the murder was not intentional hence a reduced sentence was in order. The court did not accept that defense strategy […]

Verdict against Jasper S. expected April 19, 2013

Verdict against Jasper S. expected April 19, 2013. Jasper S. is of course standing trial re the 1999 rape-murder of Marianne Vaatstra. The prosecution asked for 20 years however, his lawyer thinks that is too much and expects a sentence of 15 years. He does not consider Marianne’s murder proven beyond a reasonable doubt. He […]

Jasper S. faces the judge re 1999 Vaatstra murder

Jasper S. faces the judge re 1999 Vaatstra murder. The hearing took place on Feb 27, 2013. Jasper S. did not speak during this hearing. An ongoing debate in the Netherlands is of course, the punishment. Is Jasper S. insane? Should he go to a mental institution? How did he keep this crime a secret? During the night […]

Trial in 1999 Marianne Vaatstra murder

Jasper S. will be brought to court to stand trial for the 1999 murder of Marianne Vaatstra. The trial date is set for February 27, 2013. Marianne Vaatstra was sixteen years old when she was found raped and murdered. On September 29, 2012, police in the Netherlands began a “DNA relationship testing” in a 5 km radius […]

Jasper S. confessed rape-murder Marianne Vaatstra

Today, Jasper S. confessed to the rape-murder of Marianne Vaatstra. During the night of May 1, 1999, Jasper saw Marianne Vaatstra on her bike. He stated that he did not know her. Jasper forced Marianne with a knife into the field where she was later found dead. More details will now be made public and we […]

Update Marianne Vaatstra

Update in the case of Marianne Vaatstra: according to Marianne’s father, his daughter did not know the man, Jasper S., whose DNA matched the biological materials left on Marianne’s body. He doubted that they knew each other especially if you consider the age differences. Marianne’s father did know Jasper’s children as they went to school […]

No longer cold: the 1999 murder of Marianne Vaatstra

The 1999 cold case of Marianne Vaatstra is defrosting in the Netherlands. Marianne was only sixteen years old when she was found murdered. Police arrested many people and even held a large scale DNA search but, the perpetrator was never found. On September 29, 2012, police began a “DNA relationship testing” in a 5 km […]