Psychotic refugee sentenced to psychiatric prison for murdering teen

A Dutch courtroom. Picture: Odi Busman

The 25-yr-previous Sudanese refugee arrested for stabbing an 18-yr-old youth to death in the Brabant town of Oss final year has been sentenced to an unlimited term in a psychiatric prison.

Rik van de Rakt was observed lifeless upcoming to his bike in April very last 12 months in what law enforcement claimed appeared to be a random attack. Ayoub Y was arrested a limited time afterwards.

Judges mentioned Y, who was regarded to law enforcement as a troublemaker, was in the middle of a psychotic attack when he stabbed Rik van de Rakt. Presented the probability of him reoffending, the courtroom claimed very long-expression and intensive remedy was critical.

The sentence is in line with the community prosecution department’s requires.

According to Y’s law firm, he is suffering from publish traumatic tension and schizophrenia adhering to his time as a child soldier in Sudan. All through the trail, Y has taken care of he has no idea what took place and has denied killing anyone.

The court docket reported that there is sufficient proof to confirm Y stabbed the teenager, who was on his way by bicycle to operate at a nearby treatment home.

Bernheze community council, in which Y lived, has admitted that it unsuccessful to effectively supervise Y, but blamed privacy rules of the absence of information and facts. The victim’s spouse and children have also stated privacy laws is to blame.

The Oss attack is not the initial to involve refugees who might have mental health problems. In Could 2018, a Syrian person stabbed 3 people in the street in The Hague in an evidently random attack. In 2019,  he was sentenced to an indefinite term in a protected psychiatric device.

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