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Accused Dutchman's brother is serving life sentence in US for policeman's murder

Lorenzo Schrijver sentenced to up to 60 years for 2007 killing

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A brother of Cirino Schrijver, the 20-year-old Dutchman accused of the attempted murder of a Russian tourist (11) on Crete, is serving a minimum 30-year-sentence in the United States for the murder of a policeman

Policemen escort Cirino Schrijver after he made an appearance at a prosecutor's office at Irakleio, Crete, 16 May 2013 (Reuters) Policemen escort Cirino Schrijver after he made an appearance at a prosecutor's office at Irakleio, Crete, 16 May 2013 (Reuters) The brother of the Cirino Schrijver, the 20-year-old Dutchman charged with the attempted murder of a Russian tourist (11) on Crete, is serving a minimum 30-year-sentence in the United States for the murder of a policeman.

According to a report on the website of De Telegraaf newspaper on Friday, Lorenzo Schrijver was arrested in May 2007 in the state of Pennsylvania for complicity in murder.

Report from the Lancaster Online on the 2010 conviction of Lorenzo Schrijver for the murder of a US policeman Report from the Lancaster Online on the 2010 conviction of Lorenzo Schrijver for the murder of a US policeman He had just arrived in the States to start a new life. On the night of 2 May 2007, four young men, including Lorenzo Schrijver, set out with a gun and gloves, intent on committing a robbery. They drove until they spotted policeman Ray Diener's home outside of Elizabethtown and saw the 65-year-old Diener inside working on the computer. They lured Diener outside, shot him repeatedly and left him to die, stealing his cell phone.

During the trial of the gunman, Abraham Sanchez, Schrijver testified that Diener was pleading for his life after Sanchez shot him once.

"I said, 'Shoot him again,'" Schrijver testified during Sanchez's trial.

Found guilty of third-degree murder, he was sentenced to between 30 and 60 years.

Concern

Cirino’s mother has told the Dutch press that she is very concerned for her son.

"Cirino may be 20 years of age, but he has an IQ of 60 and the mind of a child," she was quoted as saying. On Thursday, she told another Dutch newspaper that her sonlived with autism.

Speaking to the website of the Algemeen Dagblad, Alexandra Schrijver said that she received a call from her son, some time after his arrest on Wednesday.

"I've don't something bad," the son said, claiming that he had been beaten by police and forced to sign documents. 

The line then went dead, his father, Willem, said. 

 


 

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