7 sentenced in ref's beating death
Judges at a court in Lelystad in the Netherlands found a 50-year-old man and six teenagers guilty of the manslaughter of an amateur football official.
June 17th, 2013
01:42 PM ET

7 sentenced in ref's beating death

Six teenagers and one of their fathers were found guilty by a Dutch court Monday of the killing of an amateur football linesman last year.

The 50-year-old adult was sentenced to six years in jail, with five of the teenagers given the maximum sentence of two years in youth detention. The other will serve one year.

Richard Nieuwenhuizen, 41, was set upon by his seven attackers after officiating at a youth match between his son's football team, SC Buitenboys and Nieuw Sloten in Almere, near Amsterdam on December 2, 2012.


Filed under: Crime • Netherlands
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  1. banasy©

    Is there supposed to be special significance to this case, or is this just a warning to overzealous parents of Pop Warner players?
    Brutal, in any case. Ref at your own risk?

    June 17, 2013 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    Rupert go blow your plastic doll.

    June 18, 2013 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Dreamin are ya rupert? None of the above posts are mine. They belong to a mentally deficient schizo named rupert also known as jeffrey the jacker!

    June 18, 2013 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Victoria

    I feel awlful. I was so harsh on my friend rupert
    Sorry, where ever u are.

    June 18, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Yes victoria, u were. Rupert is a good person. I think he will forgive u.

    June 18, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Victoria

    I hope so. I am going to make him a special dinner this friday. I know his favorite food is spagatti with extra sauce, but what shall I do about desert?

    June 18, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Well victoria, his favorite desert is from h00ters. And it is chocolate moose. He absolutely loves it!

    June 18, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Victoria

    Ok chrissy. Just dont tell him. I want it to be a surprise. Ok?

    June 18, 2013 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Victoria

    Anything else I should know? I want to make up for being so mean.

    June 18, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Yes. He likes red wine with his spagattie. Preferable a jumbo size of reuitie. And he loves to watch re runs of friends.

    June 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Victoria

    Thank u chrissy. I will make him the best dinner ever!

    June 18, 2013 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. s kel

    What about me? I like pizza.

    June 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Victoria

    Call dominos, s kel. Night

    June 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeffrey the Jacker

    I had absolutely nothing to do with any of these posts.

    June 19, 2013 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lol yea ok @ jeffrey the jacker! And btw its spelled "spaghetti".

    June 19, 2013 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |