12 July 2005

"If I Ever Get Free, I Would Do it Again.''

Know thy enemy.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -— The man on trial in the slaying of filmmaker Theo van Gogh admitted his guilt in court today, declaring he acted out of religious conviction and would do it again if given the chance. Mohammed Bouyeri also turned to Van Gogh's mother, Anneke, in court and told her: "I don't feel your pain.'' Bouyeri, 27, faces life imprisonment in the Nov. 2 killing of Van Gogh, who was found shot and stabbed. He has not mounted a defense. "I did it out of conviction,'' Bouyeri said. "If I ever get free, I would do it again.''
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UPDATE: More here.

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