Els Clottemans
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Skydiver murder accused appears in Belgian court

A Belgian court has begun trying a woman accused of murdering her love rival by sabotaging her parachute on a sky dive four years ago.

Els Clottemans is accused of murdering Els Van Doren who fell 1,000m (3,200 ft) to her death while jumping with her and the man they both loved.

Ms Clottemans, 26, denies the charges laid against her.

Her trial began in the Flemish town of Tongeren on Friday.

  • 24 Sep 2010