Jasper S. faces the judge re 1999 Vaatstra murder

Marianne VaatstraJasper 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 of May 1, 1999, Jasper saw Marianne on bike. He stated that he did not know her. Jasper forced Marianne with a knife into the field where she was later found dead.

Marianne was sixteen years old when she was found raped and murdered. On September 29, 2012, police began a “DNA relationship testing” in a 5 km radius of the crime scene of approx. 8,000 men. In this study, on a voluntary basis, police studied whether there were people who had a similar chromosomal Y-DNA profile as that of the perpetrator. If so, they could try to find a match with familial DNA to trace the killer.

On November 19,  2012, police announced it had found a match. Jasper S. was arrested. He did not immediately talk to police but within 10 minutes of meeting his lawyer, he told him the truth.

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.

Hat tip to Clouseau for keeping me posted!