For the crime of murder, stranger Petrus Hendrickus Maria Putker was prosecuted, linked to the death of his wife registered in Colombia on September 19,
The Dutch eastern prosecutor's office said in a statement that the 63-year-old was informed of the proceedings against him because of his alleged responsibility for the killing of his 54-year-old wife, Durdana Bruijn, while sailing across Rosario Islands. .
The case begins after a process of co-operation between the Prosecutor's Office of Colombia and the Netherlands, whose authorities held several meetings in the national territory in which information about the case was exchanged.
A man related to a crime is in his country of origin, and the first hearing against him will be carried out in mid-January of the following year.
The pair traveled on the sailboat Lazi Duck when, according to the defendant's first statement, the only witness of the facts, they were attacked by attackers who allegedly beat a woman and robbed 200,000 pesos.
The navy reported that a foreigner believed that six people had fallen into a boat, five of which with hoods that prevented them from being recognized, except for one. He also lost consciousness as he was attacked when he was in the bathroom, and when he woke up, he found his wife without life.
However, legal medicine found that she died of mechanical suffocation, not a blow, and valuable items such as mobile phones, photographs and video cameras, computer and navigation equipment that triggered alarms about the version of the witness were found on the ship.
Putker also told investigators in Colombia at a time when the ship suffered a collapse, but official reports seem to have found no trace of damage in the technical inspection.
The police came to offer a 30 million pound reward for information to clarify the crimes, and the prosecution heard in a statement the husband of a victim who was banned from Colombia for some time. The restriction was interrupted and the man returned to his country where he will now be tried.
In 2012, the couple started a worldwide travel trip documented by victims in their social networks. "Through the jeep we went to Cocora, one of the most beautiful places in Colombia, and after a few bus trips (we started off) in Cali and Medellin, we returned to Santa Marta." This is how a woman described her experience in tourist places in the coffee region. He also wrote about the capital. "Bogota was the next destination, a great city, with lots of work to spend four days."