A 23-year-old held responsible for stabbing four women on four different occasions revealed in a statement he did it because he ‘got a kick’ out of it. It’s also suspected Rene V. threatened six other victims.
“I told you that I stuck my arm out of the car with a sharp object at various moments,” said the man’s statement to the court. “I wanted to scare people, I didn’t want to hurt or kill anyone. It gave me a kick.”
According to AD, Rene V. faced a pro-forma hearing yesterday where he is facing the Public Prosecutor. He confessed to the attacks after his arrest on April 24th following month of investigations.
Series of attacks
The man’s stabbing spree began in November last year, when his first victim was a 52-year-old jogger and an 18-year-old cyclist in Castricum. He allegedly stabbed both from his SUV, injuring the joggers arm and collapsing the cyclists lung.
Just four days later he allegedly attacked an 18-year-old female jogger in Edmond. The woman collapsed, then spent days in intensive care with injuries to her lung and heart.
For almost two months Rene V. lay low. However, on January 26th he stabbed a young cyclist in Barsingerhorn. She was only fifteen years old.
After each incident Rene V. satisfied himself after becoming sexually stimulated by the stabbings, RTL Nieuws reports.
Troubled psychological state
The man said in his statement that he had just gotten his life in order. He was seeing a psychologist, had a girlfriend, and had a new job as a truck driver. The girlfriend was present during the pro-forma hearing yesterday.
“With the psychologist I hoped to find out what is wrong with me. I have to work on myself. I know what is right and what is wrong,” he said.
When the judge asked Rene V. if he had a message for the victims he simply said he has “many regrets, words fail.” He is cooperating with the investigation into his psychological state.
Rene V. is facing charges of attempted murder and attempted manslaughter. He is also suspected of stalking and threatening six women in January. He will remain in custody until the trial starts on October 17th.
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