Published On: Sat, May 18th, 2013

Da Fonte: “Wiels was murdered by his own party”

De TelegraafWILLEMSTAD – The life partner of the murdered political leader  says that Wiels did not have security for weeks before he was killed. His own party Pueblo Soberano gave the order to stop the bodyguard service for the member of Parliament. This is what Betty da Fonte said in an interview with the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf on Saturday.

On the day Wiels was murdered, he was called by a party member who asked him to come to the place where he was later killed. “Da Fonte did not want to say who that fellow party member was. The person who had called Helmin flatly denied having done that. Very strange, don’t you think?”

To answer the question if the murder could be labeled as “political assassination”, she says: “yes but in my eyes he was murdered by his own party.” She also said that she does not trust the police on the island and would only tell what happened to the Dutch detectives.

Betty Da Fonte is Wiels’ life partner and has been with him for 22 years now.

Wiels was killed on Sunday May 5, 2013 at a public beach in Curacao. Two brothers were arrested on May 7 but are no longer suspect. There are currently no other suspects.

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