One year and one day after the death of Heath Ledger, De Gelder (dressed similarly to Ledger’s infamous Joker character) entered the Fabeltjesland daycare in Belgium where he attacked a group of children with a knife before entering a room of 24 people, 18 of which were under the age of three. De Gelder would stab 15 of the 24 people, killing three, two of which were children. When captured by police his only response was “I have a question”
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.
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.