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Teens charged over linesman death

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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/03/sport/football/dutch-linesman-killed-football/?hpt=hp_t2

    Teens charged over linesman death

    (CNN) -- The Netherlands is reeling from the death of a volunteer soccer official at an amateur football match over the weekend which has led to three Dutch teenagers being charged with manslaughter.

    Two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old -- all Amsterdam club Nieuw Sloten players -- were arrested and charged by Dutch police after the death of a 41-year-old linesman Richard Nieuwenhuizen, who was beaten by players following a match against his club Buitenboys in the city of Almere.

    Nieuwenhuizen's son was playing in the match when the incident occurred.

    "Two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old from Amsterdam, under suspicion of seriously assaulting a 41-year-old linesman of the Buitenboys from Almere, will on Thursday appear before a judge at the Almere court," the prosecutor's office said.

    "The suspects will appear on charges of manslaughter, assault and public violence."

    The judge will now decide whether to keep the three youths in detention in Amsterdam.

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