The court in Lelystad has convicted two former inhabitants of Lelystad to one year of solitary confinement in the cold case pertaining to the death of Les Strijder. The two brothers were convicted for battery. Strijder later died from the effects of the abuse.
According to the court, the men robbed and abused their victim 13 years ago at parking lot Bosberg, a gay meeting place along the A27 near Hilversum. Mr Strijder died of heart failure caused by the stress that was the result of the violent robbery.
In total, five men supposedly were involved in the abuse of Mr Strijder. The case against one of suspects was barred because he was a minor at the time. Two other suspects were acquitted for lack of evidence.