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(by Michel Satink)
ZWOLLE – A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to three months in jail for causing a fireworks explosion on a BMW passenger car parked in Kampen. The co-defendant has been acquitted of the offense.
Zwolle Court handed down the ruling on Thursday. On the morning of November 2, 2020, a slightly burned BMW was found near the parking lot near Ichthus College. The vehicle was set on fire by a cobra, a heavy piece of illegal fireworks, as well as ghosts and lanterns. There are also two cobras that have not exploded in the car. Life threatening situation, according to police at the time. Four weeks later, the 29-year-old GG drives a car with police to a 27-year-old RBG garage. This also includes Cobras, like the ones found on the BMW. In the car he tells about a BMW out of the blue. What the agents and G. don’t know yet is that the same G. DNA was found in the spirit bottle, in the fireplace and in the Cobra in the BMW.
The situation in the BMW was also dangerous because “several Cobras were put down to increase damage. One of the Cobras was set on fire, causing a huge explosion. This is a serious and dangerous incident,” the judges said. G. was sentenced to 3 months’ imprisonment and a 120-hour social service order was charged.
RB still owed money from the owner of the BMW. He says he was threatened with it the day before he was set on fire. “Someone has to bleed,” he was told. But there is no further evidence of that threat. There is also not enough evidence that R. He is involved in arson. Allegations of his involvement exist, judges say, but without proof he has also been acquitted of that fact. It is different from the fireworks found in the garage. He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service. He was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 240 hours of community service.