Prosecution inadmissible in case against dead defendant COLO

Emilien Pompelio Kruythoff
Emilien Pompelio Kruythoff
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GREAT BAY – The demand by the prosecutor’s office to execute a conditional sentence against 26-year old Emilien Pompelio Kruythoff aka “Colo” became a moot point on Thursday afternoon in the Court in First Instance. The defendant died in a shooting on September 14 of last year in the vicinity of Windsor Road in Cole Bay – a well-known hotbed for drug dealing.

“The demand for the execution of the conditional sentence had already gone out and could not be retracted anymore,” prosecutor Tineke Kamps told the court. “I ask the court to declare the prosecution inadmissible in this case.” Judge Mauritz de Kort concurred.

On August 21 of last year, Kruythoff appeared in the Court in First Instance, where the prosecution demanded the execution of a conditional prison sentence for a rather juvenile case of shoplifting, because he had not stuck to the conditions that kept him out of prison.

Kruythoff was under treatment for drug addiction at Turning Point; this was a part of his conviction. According to his attorney Geert Hatzmann he had left the facility because there was nothing more to learn for him there and he thought he was able to stay clean on his own.

“The case was adjourned because he was doing well,” Hatzmann said at the time. “My client left Turning Point but he went on his own initiative to the prosecutor’s office to explain this and to say that he had found a job.”