Friday, 27 May 2016
The trial of Jelle F., the man suspected of dousing a cleaning lady at Delhaize supermarket chain in Brussels with acid, begins on 16 June with the hearing of the forensic doctor. The psychiatrist and psychologist who questioned Jelle F. will be heard on 29 June, followed on 30 June by the family of the suspect.
The prosecution, plaintiff and defense will present their cases on 8 and 9 September, the Brussels Criminal Court decided on Friday.
On the night of 5 to 6 March 2015, 42-year-old Jelle F. was arrested by the French police during a routine check in the Paris Region. He had been sought for months by the Belgian police for sending threatening email messages to Delhaize and for the acid attack on the cleaning lady on 20 February of that year. French police found a weapon, a knife, and many prepaid credit cards in his vehicle.
Jelle F. was then handed over to Belgium, and has remained in custody ever since. According to the psychiatrists, he is of sound mind, but exhibits psychopathic and anti-social behaviour.
He is charged with attempted murder, extortion and attempted extortion.