Erxinio L. (21) and Darnell T. (22) were sentenced to eleven and seven years in prison respectively on Friday for a fatal shooting in The Bank parking garage on Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam. The victim was 24-year-old Orpheo Gefferie from Almere.
21-year-old L. has been jailed for eleven years for manslaughter. He fled after the shooting and was only arrested last week in Valencia, Spain. T. was arrested soon after the incident and has been convicted of complicity in manslaughter.
On the relevant Saturday morning, May 18, 2019, a group of people was holding a small after party in the parking garage after going out. Camera images show that a fight arises at the payment terminal after a boy tries to advance.
The two suspects, T. and L., were involved in the fight, according to the court. At that moment, L. would have said to T. “get that thing”, after which T. walked to a car and picked up something that looked like a weapon. A little later, L. shot the 24-year-old victim dead.
Based on camera images, among other things, the court finds that the two suspects were involved in the shooting. The court cannot determine that the shooter intended to shoot him in advance. Therefore, there is no murder.
The court charges the two men heavily for their act. “Both men have not taken any responsibility for their actions: they left their victims seriously injured and fled,” the court said. In addition to their imprisonment, the two men must pay the next of kin a total of more than 80,000 euros in compensation.