Published On: Mon, Jun 27th, 2016

New suspect in murder-Wiels longer behind bars

Public ProsecutionWILLEMSTAD - The woman who was arrested two weeks ago in the Netherlands in connection with the murder of the politician Helmin Wiels was transferred to Curaçao. According to the prosecutor in Willemstad the court has decided to keep her at least 60 days behind bars for questioning.

At the request of the Curaçao authorities, the 32-year-old woman was arrested two weeks ago in the Netherlands. She is suspected of money laundering in relation to the murder of Wiels, says spokesman Guillano Schoop. The woman is being interrogated in Curaçao.

The prosecution has announced that the new suspect is linked to both the executors of the murder as the principal authors. She is the ex of Luigi Florentine, known as Pretu. Pretu was seen by Justice as one of the principal suspects in the murder. He was found dead in 2013 in his cell.

Wiels was shot on May 5, 2013 on the beach of Marie Pampoen. The gunman, Elvis 'Monster' K., was a member of the notorious gang No Limit Soldiers from Koraalspecht, not far from the beach where the murder was committed.

K. was sentenced to life imprisonment in February last year. Until recently, he was in the maximum security prison in Vught, the Netherlands, but he was transferred to another prison for safety.

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