Interesting turn in the Theo Van Gogh case:
The man suspected of killing Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh instructed his lawyer against mounting a defence in his trial beginning in Amsterdam Monday.
Mohammed Bouyeri is charged with killing van Gogh, a descendant of the brother of the famed painter Vincent van Gogh, last November. Bouyeri, who was arrested shortly after the murder and a gun battle with police, also faces charges of attempted murder of police officers and illegal possession of weapons.
“He does not wish to present a defence. He wishes to exercise his right to silence,” Peter Plasman, the Dutch-Moroccan citizen’s lawyer, told Amsterdam District Court.
If found guilty, Bouyeri, 27, could face a maximum sentence of life in prison. He confirmed the place and date of his birth at the start of the hearing, but after that he would not address the court, offering only the statement: “I have nothing to add.”
Perhaps there simply is no defense for what he has done…