Peter R de Vries: Suspect denies knowledge of Dutch reporter’s murder

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Two men suspected of murdering prominent crime reporter Peter R de Vries have appeared in court in the Netherlands. Kamil E, the suspected getaway driver, denied knowledge of the murder while the alleged gunman, Delano G, refused to comment. They were arrested shortly after Mr de Vries was shot dead outside a TV studio in Amsterdam on 6 July. He was revered for his investigations of mobsters and drug lords. The journalist, 64, had been working as an adviser to a key state witness in a major trial involving a drugs gang. Delano G, a 21-one-year-old from Rotterdam, and Kamil E, a 35-year-old originally from Poland, were arrested hours after the attack in a car on a motorway near The Hague. Both suspects were in court on Wednesday for a procedural hearing, where the prosecution gave an update on its investigation. Delano G invoked his right to remain silent, but Kamil E spoke in court the defend himself and proclaim his innocence.(BBC)…[+]