AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – An alleged shooter who killed four people on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht in March appeared at a pre-trial hearing on Monday and said he rejected Dutch law and did not recognize the court’s authority.
“Coward! Coward! You’re a pig,” the father of one of the victims yelled as Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, 37 was led from the courtroom after the brief session.
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On March 18, Tanis is alleged to have opened fire indiscriminately, killing a 19-year-old woman, a 28 year-old-man, the 49-year-old father of two young children and a 74-year old man, who died several days after the shooting.
Tanis spoke briefly on Monday, telling the judges: “I am not a democrat. I don’t recognize you or your court,” ANP news agency quoted him as saying. He said he didn’t need a defense lawyer because “I already...
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