Belgian 'Joker' found guilty of child killings
BRUSSELS - Agence France-Presse
Belgian Kim De Gelder attends his trial at the Palace of Justice in Ghent March 4, 2013. In January 2009, De Gelder, then 20 years old, launched his attacks at the Fabeltjesland (Fairytale Land) creche in Dendermonde, 30 km (20 miles) west of Brussels, slashing at victims with a knife, killing a six- and nine-month-old child and a woman child minder. REUTERS photoA 24-year-old child killer disguised as Batman villain "The Joker" was found guilty on Friday of the murder of four people including two nursery children, with a court in Belgium ruling out mental illness in issuing its verdict.
Kim De Gelder was found to have been lucid -- "not in a demonic state or mentally troubled" -- by the jury in Ghent, the judge said live on Belgian television.