Peter R. de Vries dead after a week-long fight for his life

The well-known Dutch crime journalist, Peter R. de Vries was shot final Tuesday after leaving a TV studio in Amsterdam. He was hit within the head however rushed to hospital whereas police made arrests.

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For greater than per week, De Vries fought for his life in hospital. Nevertheless, his household introduced his passing earlier at this time, stories RTL Nieuws.

Profession and fame

De Vries began his profession as a reporter for the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. He continued to work there till publishing his ebook ‘The Kidnapping of Alfred Heineken’ in 1987. Within the ebook, he described the well-known kidnapping from the viewpoint of Cor van Hout, one of many kidnappers who De Vries had befriended.

In 2015, de Vries’ ebook was tailored for cinema.

In 1987, de Vries left the newspaper for a place as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Actueel. Later his focus shifted extra in the direction of tv, later creating the tv-show ‘Crime Time’ along with Dutch tv presenter Jaap Jongbloed.

His actual breakthrough within the public eye got here in 1995 when he launched the present ‘Peter R. de Vries, crime reporter.’ For nearly 17 years, Dutchies adopted De Vries as he investigated, uncovered, and defended criminals on display.

One in all maybe essentially the most internationally identified criminals that De Vries interacted with throughout his profession is Joran van der Sloot. De Vries invested van der Sloot’s position within the 2005 kidnapping of Natalee Holloway of which he’s the primary suspect. At present, Van der Sloot is serving his sentence in a Peruvian jail after killing Stephany Flores Ramírez in Lima in 2010.

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