The stepson of the Belgian Baroness ‘killed her by shooting her four times in the head after arguing with her about ‘squandering his billionaire father’s money’ and waiting to ambush her in her car.
- Baroness Miriam Ohlins, 70, was shot dead in Ohine, Brussels, over an inheritance issue.
- Police have since detained the suspect, Nicola Olins
A baroness and art collector was shot dead four times in the head, allegedly by her husband, outside her home in southern Brussels on Wednesday morning.
Baroness Miriam Olins, 70 – whose body was discovered Thursday morning – was with her husband, Baron Jay Olins, 88, when she was murdered in the village of Ohene, by Nicholas Olins, who has been in police custody since.
Baron Ohlins, the suspect’s father, survived the crash but was reported to have sustained a gunshot wound to the leg.
The couple was in their car outside their home at about 10 a.m. when Ollins fired six bullets into his stepmother, who died at the scene, according to him. no libre.
Ollins then presented himself to the local La Mazarine police at 11 am.
According to reports, the Baroness and her stepson have been in long-running disagreements over inheritance issues, and he has accused her of “squandering” his billionaire father’s money.
Baroness Miriam Ohlins was shot dead, allegedly by her stepson outside her home in the south of Brussels.
According to the publication, Ollins ambushed his parents’ car after a heated argument between the family at their property.
He waited for them to exit, before firing six shots “in the direction of the victim”.
A representative of the Walloon Brabant judicial police said in a statement: “The suspect did not show resistance and explained that he had killed his stepmother.”
He was holding a captured pistol. He was deprived of his freedom.
The 57-year-old suspect was heard by an examining magistrate Thursday who placed him under arrest, charging him with murder and violating the Armed Weapons Act.
On Monday, the alleged killer will appear before the House of Representatives, which will decide whether or not to keep him under arrest.
Baron Guy Oulens de Schouten and Baroness Miriam Oulens de Schouten in Don Quixote
The Baron and Baroness — who opened the Ohlins Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing — married in 1999, and have been influential art collectors ever since.
They began their career by collecting scroll paintings of classical Chinese art, before turning their attention to contemporary art.
The couple opened the Ullens Center in 2007 – considered at the time China’s first contemporary art museum.
In 2004, Baroness Olins, moved by Mimi and a cancer survivor, founded the Mimi Foundation to create centers within hospitals to provide physical and mental therapy to patients undergoing cancer treatment.
In 2013 she co-curated an exhibition and benefit auction during Frieze Week in London in support of the Mimi Foundation.
If many of the artists in this project are Chinese, it is because of our long and close relationship with them. This is just the tip of the iceberg – that we continue to follow and gather intensely with the new generation,” said the Baroness Ocula on time.
The couple opened the Ullens Center in 2007 – considered at the time China’s first contemporary art museum
“The group is like a living, breathing body. It develops in an organic way.
Baroness Ohlins was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1952.
Nicolas Oulens, a former Belgian state security officer, is one of the four children of the Baron by his first wife, Micheline Franck.