AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A U.S. citizen has confessed to using an axe to kill a Dutch student after failing to find a soldier to attack, his lawyer said Tuesday. ....sentenced to 15-years for this murder.
[Defence lawyer Peter] Gremmen said [suspect] Hartmann wanted to punish the Netherlands for its support of the war in Iraq....
"He hates soldiers, and says that the army kills people, so it would be legitimate if he were also to kill someone . . . from the American military - or from its NATO allies," Gremmen said in a telephone interview.
When he failed to find a soldier at the Roosendaal train station, "he got such a crazy, disturbed idea that he killed a civilian," Gremmen said.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Peace protestor confesses to murder
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