Michael P., the murder suspect involved in the brutal killing of Anne Faber has admitted that he raped and killed her.
During a police interrogation in Utrecht, he made this confession, after being silent with the police for the past two days prior. This was announced on Wednesday in Utrecht by the prosecutor, during the first pro-forma hearing. Michael P. was not present at this.
Currently, the Public Prosecution Department is investigating this statement. The Public Prosecution suspects Michael. P of committing rape and manslaughter or murder. The investigation is ongoing and will take months.
In response to the anger surrounding Michael P.’s actions, on Wednesday, his lawyer, Niels Dorrestein stated that Michael P. expressed his regret at these emotion interrogations. It is not yet known if his client will be attending the next session.
Understandably, Han Faber, Anne’s uncle, gave a statement after this session. He stated that “every message that comes out about Anne hurts.”
Public outcry about Michael P.
This case has been hit with heavy criticism. Michael P. was allowed to walk in the clinic’s grounds as he was just about to serve the end of his sentence. It sparked debate about whether this should ever be allowed for prolific sex offenders to walk free. It doubted the effectiveness of rehabilitation. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Basic timeline of events in the Anne Faber case
29th September – Anne Faber is reported missing, after going on a bike trip on a stormy day. A few days after this Faber’s friends found her coat and DNA from her coat, matched with Michael P.
9th October – 27-year-old Michael P. is arrested by police. He was a patient for the Psychiatric Clinic of Den Holder, close to where Anne went missing. He was attending the clinic to rehabilitate him for past sexual offences.
12th October – Anne Faber’s body was recovered, due to information provides by Michael P. This was recovered from a park in Zeewolde.
Ongoing case of the murder of Anne Faber
On 15th January the suspect will be admitted to the Pieter Baan Center. Here, an examination of his mental state will take place, which is said to take 7 weeks. The next scheduled session is on 23rd March.
The substantive treatment of the case is not scheduled until the 11th and 12th of June.