A homeless man beaten to death in Brussels: three youths in custody
Friday, 19 December 2014
An arrest warrant for three youths was issued by federal police on Wednesday, due to the death of a homeless man on the 6th of December. They handed themselves into police at 1am on Thursday and were taken into custody, says Van Wymersch, spokesman for the Brussels Prosecutor’s Office. They are charged with voluntary GBH and manslaughter. The Council Chamber will make a decision on whether to extend the custody in the next five days. Two of the youths are 22 years old. One has one conviction on his record, the other has three. The third, who has four convictions, is 19 years old. Brussels judiciary police, who were handed the case, questioned them all morning. They appeared in front of the investigating judge in the afternoon. The Brussels Prosecutor’s Office does not want to say what happened, give the motive, or say what each suspect’s role was at present.
On the morning of Saturday the 6th of December, a 32 year old man was attacked in Brussels, on the Boulevard Anspach. He died from his injuries a few days later. According to witnesses, three people were involved. The investigating judge launched an attempted murder investigation. The investigation was over before the arrest warrants were issued on Wednesday, at the judge’s request. Three adult youths handed themselves into local police and said they recognized themselves in the CCTV images released to the public.