A 49-year-old man from Amsterdam was sentenced on appeal on Wednesday to 19 years and 11 months in prison and TBS for the murder of three women. The judge also considers it proven that the man, Sjonny W., made the remains of one of the three women disappear. Two years ago, the lower court sentenced him to fourteen years in prison and TBS for the murder of Mirela Mos (30), but he was acquitted of involvement in the deaths of Monique Roossien (26) and Sabrina Oosterbeek (30).
Sjonny W. was considered a suspect in 2017 in connection with the disappearance of Oosterbeek. During the investigation into the murder, the Public Prosecution Service saw reason to also open the cold case cases surrounding the murders of Roossien and Mos committed in 2003 and 2004. This led to additional evidence, after which the Public Prosecution Service demanded the maximum penalty of twenty years in prison and compulsory treatment.
W. has always denied having the murders on his conscience. According to the judge, “with this attitude” he “seriously hinders the processing of the loss for the relatives” and the chance of recurrence is “unacceptably high” if the man is not treated. In addition to the prison sentence and TBS, the Amsterdammer must also pay compensation for material damage to the relatives of the three victims. He must also be responsible for the so-called shock damage for one of the next of kin. It is not known what amount it is.