Source Public Prosecutor
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The Joint Court of Justice has suspended the pre-trial detention of the suspects in the Pompei-investigation E.R.M. (65) and D.F. (54) based on “personal grounds” of the suspects. They remain suspect in the ongoing investigation and must remain available for the investigators.
M. and F. appealed the decision of the Judge of Instruction not to suspend their detention. This appeal was handled by the Joint Court of Justice on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. On Friday, December 9, 2016 the Joint Court of Justice decided render this decision.
The Prosecutor’s Office also requested the Joint Court of Justice to annul the decision of the Judge of Instruction to suspend the pre-trial detention of a third suspect in the Pompei-investigation, L.M.A.R. (50). The Joint Court of Justice did not grant this request. R. remains a suspect in the ongoing investigation.