The former student has stabbed the teacher 101 times, 30 years after being “humiliated” in a Belgian school

Sixteen months after the murder in 2020, the accused admitted the crime to a friend (Delegation)

Brussels, Belgium:

A 37-year-old man who said his teacher felt humiliated in primary school has been stabbed to death in 2020, three decades later, a Belgian prosecutor said on Thursday.

Gunter Uwents told researchers that Professor Maria Verlinden’s comments about her in class in the early 1990s were never out of date, starting at the age of seven.

The savage murder of 59-year-old Verlinden at her home in Herentals, near Antwerp, in 2020 was left uncovered by repeated interrogations by Belgian police and hundreds of DNA samples to try to find her killer. Her husband made a public appeal to the witnesses.

They received 101 stab wounds, according to media reports. Leaving the bag of cash untouched on the dining room table next to his body suggested that he had not been the victim of a violent robbery.

Sixteen months after the November 20, 2020 murder, Uwents confessed to the crime to a friend, who alerted police, the prosecutor said. He was arrested on Sunday.

Uwents provided a DNA sample to compare with traces found at the scene of the murder. As a former student, however, he was trapped in a genetic sampling network.

Local prosecutors told AFP that Uvents had given “detailed explanations” about his actions, which was a statement. He said he suffered for his teacher in primary school.

“We will see if the investigation verifies what he said,” one prosecutor said.

Uwents appeared in court on Tuesday and was arrested on charges of murder.

According to the Belgian media, Uwents was a devout Christian known for helping the homeless.

(Except for the title, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and has been published from a union feed.)


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