Belgian home craving for children Mark Dutro, Which two girls died in the 1990s, will be demolished with the aim of converting the space it occupies into a memorial park to commemorate the victims by 2023.
City Hall of Charleroi in the south Belgium, He will demolish the house and two adjacent homes to build a park bearing the slogan “Between Earth and Sky,” according to Charleroi Mayor Paul Magnet.
The mayor explained that “the demolition of the house or not, sparked long controversies,” so it was agreed between the city authorities and the families of the victims to replace it with a “symbol of life” garden.
The mayor indicated that the basement of the house where Julie and Melissa, 8, died, will not be demolished.
“It is important to have an unforgettable element of history,” Jolie’s father, Jean-Denis Lejeune, told the Belgian daily Le Soir.
This newspaper also collected the statements of Melissa’s father, Gino Russo, in which he said that “demolishing the house is difficult because it is full of history.”
He added: “At the beginning we wanted to keep it to make it a kind of memory house, like the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, but we cannot punish the entire neighborhood and Charleroi, who are not responsible for this story.”
In 1996, Dutro was arrested, and two days later Sabine, 12, and Letitia, 14, were released and abducted by the homosexual in the basement of his home.
Dutro, who was awarded the nickname “Public Enemy Number One” of Belgium, was sentenced in 1996 to life imprisonment without commutation for the charges of kidnapping and raping six girls and young women between the ages of 8 and 19, four of whom were killed.
His ex-wife was convicted in 2004 for her participation in the abduction of several victims and starvation of two of them, aged 8 years, locked in an underground hideout in the couple’s home in Charleroi.