Dutch international footballer Quincy Promes sentenced to 18 months in prison for stabbing cousin

By Stermy 3 Min Read

In a stunning turn of events, Quincy Promes, the former Ajax star, has reportedly been sentenced to prison following his conviction for stabbing his cousin during a family gathering.

The Dutch footballer has been handed an 18-month jail term for the act of aggravated assault, marking a significant downfall for the once-prominent athlete.

The unfortunate incident unfolded during the summer of 2020 when an altercation erupted between Promes and his cousin, allegedly triggered by a dispute over a stolen necklace. It was during this heated exchange that Promes resorted to stabbing his relative in the leg, leading to a subsequent legal battle.

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Initially facing a grave accusation of attempted murder, the charge was ultimately dropped. However, Promes was not entirely absolved of guilt, as he was found guilty of assault and ordered to pay £6000 in restitution to his injured cousin, according to NOS reports.

Despite his denial of the charges, the prosecution managed to secure a conviction by presenting evidence from two eyewitnesses and text messages retrieved from Promes’ mobile device, further damning the Spartak Moscow star.

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Allegations surfaced suggesting that Promes had originally intended to strike his cousin’s neck, highlighting the severity of the intended harm. The winger himself admitted that it was fortunate he did not possess a firearm at the time, implying the potential for an even more tragic outcome.

Currently aged 31, Promes retains the right to appeal the conviction. However, reports indicate that attending the trial would have potentially resulted in a more lenient sentence for the former Sevilla player.

Presently residing in Moscow, he is rumored to be pursuing Russian citizenship, a move that could potentially shield him from serving time in a Dutch prison due to the absence of an extradition agreement between the two countries. This avenue remains open for Promes unless his appeals prove unsuccessful.

In an additional legal predicament, Promes is set to face another court hearing later this year. This time, he is charged with drug importation, accused of involvement in two cocaine shipments in 2020.

Prosecutors assert that Promes played a role in orchestrating the smuggling of an astonishing 1,370 kilograms of cocaine, which had an estimated street value of £65 million and was intercepted in Antwerp three years ago. A recent pre-trial hearing occurred on June 5, where Promes, once again, failed to appear, further complicating his legal situation.

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