The suspect appeared before the examining judge this morning. He said he wanted to make a new statement. "My client made full confessions because he finds that the victim has the right to know the whole truth", his lawyer Sven Mary told reporters. He called the confessions "almost unavoidable" considering the evidence against his client.
As to why the man picked Delhaize for the blackmail, Mary had no real answer, but he suggested that this supermarket chain was the easiest to be approached. The man is in a Belgian prison after being transferred from France, where he was arrested two weeks ago.The victim was in a life-threatening condition for several days, but her condition improved later on. She has very bad injuries in the face.