As before the court of first instance, the Public Prosecution Service has demanded thirty years in prison before the Amsterdam Court of Appeal for the murder of Ayla Mintjes (27) in May 2021 in Amsterdam. The court sentenced three men to 26, 20 and 22 years in prison
The shooting took place on May 16, 2021 in the Maasluisstraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. The suspected target of the attack was the woman’s boyfriend, Anis B., who was sitting next to her in the car at the time and was on a death list.
The Advocate General demanded 30 years in prison on Tuesday against two men aged 22 and 36. They are suspected of co-perpetrating the murder of 27-year-old Ayla Mintjes and co-perpetration of the attempted murder of B. The 22-year-old man is said to be one of the shooters, the 36-year-old man is said to have driven the getaway car. They are also both suspected of setting fire to the getaway car and allegedly possessing weapons.
The victim was driving out of a parking garage with her 26-year-old boyfriend when they were met by three men. Two gunmen fired at the Mercedes with automatic weapons. They hit Mintjes in the back. She died in hospital a few hours later. Anis B. was unharmed.
At least 36 shots were fired. Not only the victims’ car, but also surrounding homes and cars were hit.
The two gunmen fled with the help of the 36-year-old suspect who drove the getaway car. A little later, the getaway car was set on fire further in Amsterdam, the three suspects were injured themselves.
The now 22-year-old suspect was arrested the same day, the other two hid for a few days. Weapons were found during the arrest of one of the two.
The police investigation shows that Ayla Mintjes and also Anis B. have been followed more often in the run-up to the liquidation. B. was warned by the police a few months before the attack that he would be on a death list. The Public Prosecution Service is convinced that B. was the target.
according to the Public Prosecution Service there was murder and attempted murder. The Advocate General sees close and conscious cooperation. The men have previously done reconnaissance with each other.
The case of the third suspect (24), who is also said to have fired, will be dealt with later.
The behavior-influencing and freedom-restricting measure of Article 38Z of the Penal Code has also been demanded against the 36-year-old man.