Published On: Wed, Dec 18th, 2013

Suspects deny involvement in murder case Helmin Wiels

judge-hammer1-courtWILLEMSTAD - Two of the four suspects who stood trial today for the murder of politician Helmin Wiels, denied having anything to do with the murder. "I’m innocent; I have nothing to do with it. I have become a victim of Justice. They know very well who's all behind this," said an emotional Dangelo Damascus, one of the suspects.

This morning the pro forma session in the murder case started. The session had the character of a pre-trial. This case shows the 31-year-old Carlos Pieters, the 26-year-old Damascus, 42-year-old Burney 'Nini' Fonseca and 36-year-old Elvis 'Monster' Kuwas as the suspects in the murder of Helmin Wiels. The politician who was shot dead on Sunday, May 5th at the beach of Marie Pampoen.

Pieters is accused to have offered assistance with the cars. Fonseca is suspected of giving the instructions and Luigi 'Pretu' Florentina for the distribution of the payment. Damascus is suspected of murdering Raikel Conception on June 22 and the murder of Lionel Arnoud on June 8. Monster is suspected of murdering Raoul 'Bolle' Martinez. He would have shot Bolle through the head and then threw the body into the sea. The prosecutor, Gert Rip, has said that the investigations into the allegations are ongoing. The prosecutors are still investigating who the actual intellectual authors who gave the orders for the murder.

Monster’s lawyer said her client cannot eat any meals in prison. The food could be poisoned, and he has to deal with daily death threats. The defendant indicated that he has the right to eat a decent meal. The prosecutor indicated that this is an issue of the prison management.

The lawyers of three suspects have submitted the request to suspend the pre-trial detention. In addition, the request was submitted to transfer them to another prison.

By Aruna Jhagru

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