Six teenagers and one of their fathers appeared before a Dutch court on Monday to face charges over the killing of a football linesman last year, in a case that shocked the football-mad country.
Judge S.M. van Lieshout, chairman of the court A. van Holten and judge F.H. Schormans (L-R) enter the courtroom the pro forma trial at Lelystad courthouse on March 11, 2013 against men suspecting of having beaten a football linesman to death.
At a pre-trial hearing, with limited access for the media at the Lelystad courthouse, northeast of Amsterdam, the teenagers and a 51-year-old man whose 16-year-old son was with him in the dock, were all charged with the death of Richard Nieuwenhuizen on December 3.