This miscarriage of justice eventually received a lot of attention due to an accumulation of blunders by the police, the judiciary, experts and politicians. This led to much commotion.
In 2005, the Board of Procurators General set up an investigation committee led by Advocate General Frits Posthumus to critically evaluate the work of the police, the judiciary and the judiciary.
The report by the Posthumus Committee led to the establishment of the permanent Committee for the Evaluation of Closed Criminal Cases (Posthumus II Committee), which would investigate miscarriages of justice.
The facts that came to light in this process showed that there was more than one miscarriage of justice.
This case, among others, led to critical attention for interrogation methods in criminal investigations.