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On January 23, 2009, 20-year-old Kim De Gelder entered a nursery school in Dendermonde, Belgium through a side door. He entered one of the nursery rooms and started attacking the small children inside with a knife, when he was finished in there he then went up the stairs to another room attacking whoever he came across on the way. When he was finished with the attack he left the nursery on his bike. A total of eighteen children under the age of three and six adults were in the nursery during the attack, two infants and one adult were killed. Six children between the ages of one and three were severely injured and four suffered minor injuries. Kim De Gelder was captured by the police shortly after the attack and a list of nurseries was found in his pocket hinting that he was going to carry on his attack at a different nursery.

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Kim De Gelder seen in court.

De Gelder is a Belgian man responsible for the attack on a nursery, where he stabbed more than 10 people. Two infants and an adult were killed; six other children were badly injured; another four suffered minor injuries. He was also the lead suspect in a fourth murder on a 73-year old woman.

Despite his bizarre behaviour, psychiatrists found De Gelder competent of standing trial and later on fully accountable for the attack. He was found guilty of four counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison in March of 2013.

Kim De Gelder “The Joker of Dendermonde”, a 20 year-old Belgian from Sinaai, entered the Fabeltjesland nursery, located in Sint-Gillis-bij-Dendermonde in Dendermonde, Belgium, through an unlocked side door, claiming he had a question. He then entered one of the rooms and began attacking small children before moving up some stairs, where he continued in another room.The man was reported to be wearing black and white makeup with his hair vividly coloured in red, similar to that of The Joker.
Kim De Gelder was, in eyes of his friends and colleagues, a silent boy, who never said anything. A total of eighteen infants under the age of three and six adults were in the nursery at the time of the attack.Two infants and one adult were killed, six children, between one and three years old, were seriously injured, another four suffered minor injuries and nine escaped unscathed.

cold-and-waste asked:

Do you have the address from James Holmes or Kim De Gelder? :)


James Holmes  
201200009751
Arapahoe County Jail
P.O. Box 4918
Centennial , CO 80155-4918


As for Kim De Gelder, it will take me a while to find, but I have the help of thedeathmerchant so maybe we will find it sooner than later. 

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Drie jaar na de raid van Kim De Gelder in Fabeltjesland moest de raadkamer beslissen over een doorverwijzing naar de KI met het oog op een assisenproces. Samen met Quinten en Hilde blik ik terug op drie jaar wachten.

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Een gesprek over het verhoor van Kim De Gelder in Terzake.

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Daags na het zware busongeval in Zwitserland waarbij 28 mensen, waaronder 22 kinderen, om het leven kwamen, getuigde ik in het VRT-programma Volt over de onzekerheid waarmee de getroffen ouders kregen af te rekenen.

‘Mijnheer de voorzitter, wij willen afronden’. Dat zei de vader van een van de kinderen die bij het drama zwaargewond raakten, donderdag tegen de voorzitter van de rechtbank.‘
—  Drie jaar na de dodelijke raid van Kim De Gelder hebben de slachtoffers nog altijd geen uitzicht op enige vorm van rechtspraak. In een opiniestuk in De Standaard schetste ik de wanhoop bij de slachtoffers.
Drama in Dendermonde

Mijn jongste dochtertje Mies was in het kinderdagverblijf Fabeltjesland op het moment van de steekpartij op 23 januari 2009. Voor De Standaard schreef ik een week lang persoonlijke getuigenissen neer.

Mijn verhaal verscheen de daarop volgende dagen ook in Die Welt, NRC.Next, NOS en Le Soir (1 en 2).