Belgium Skydive 2 - Police investigate high-altitude murder mystery of sky diver ADDS AP coverage
NAME: BEL SKYDIVE 2 20070124Ix TAPE: EF07/0093 IN_TIME: 11:12:39:06 DURATION: 00:02:20:08 SOURCES: AP TELEVISION/VTM DATELINE: 24 Jan 2007, FILE RESTRICTIONS: see script SHOTLIST: VTM - No Access Belgium FILE (no date or location available) 1. Various of woman skydiver Els Van Doren who was killed skydiving with group +++this was not the dive in which she died and AP Television News is unable to confirm which one of the skydivers she is in these shots+++ AP Television Zwartberg, Belgium - 24 January, 2007 2. Pan from sign of private airfield, where Van Doren was member, to clubhouse 3. Pan of helicopter flying over airstrip VTM - No Access Belgium FILE (No date or location available) 4. Skydive formation involving Els Van Doren who was killed skydiving with group +++this was not the dive in which she died and AP Television News is unable to confirm which one of the skydivers she is in these shots+++ AP Television Tongeren, Belgium - 24 January, 2007 5. Exterior of Prosecutor's office 6. Close-up of Prosecutor's office sign 7. SOUNDBITE: (Dutch) Michel Zegers, Chief Prosecutor's spokesman: "On November 18 last year Ms. Els Van Doren died after a parachute jump. An investigation has revealed that her parachute was sabotaged, both her main parachute and her reserve parachute have been tampered with. The first by binding it, and the second by cutting the strings. She died after a spectacular fall. We have a suspect under custody, she is a friend and also a parachute jumper, from the same club as the victim. The motives of this case have to be found in the area of passion. At this moment the woman will remain in custody, the court last Friday confirmed this. And next month she will have to appear again before the court." AP Television Opglabbeek, Belgium - 24 January, 2007 8. Wide of street where Van Doren fell to death 9. Close-up of street name 10. Wide of house where Van Doren fell in backyard 11. SOUNDBITE: (Dutch) Ludo Vanderheyden, Neighbour: "Well she (the owner of the house where Van Doren fell) was standing in the garden and all of a sudden something fell from the sky and she went looking. She sees something lying in the bushes. It turns out to be a woman whose parachute didn't open. She started screaming for her husband, who was busy in front of the house. He went to see her. I think that she (the owner) is still not doing well. That will take a long time, or maybe it will never leave her. I think that if you see something like that, it's disturbing." 12. Mid of gate to backyard of house STORYLINE: Police are investigating a high-altitude murder mystery involving a 37-year old female skydiver who fell to her death in an apparent "crime of passion" fight over a lover, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Michel Zegers, from the Tongeren prosecutors' office said police were continuing to investigate the November 18, 2006, killing of Els Van Doren, who fell four-thousand metres (13-thousand feet) to her death after her parachute and her emergency chute failed to open. Zegers said police believed her parachutes had been tampered with and have opened a murder investigation. "An Investigation has revealed that her parachute was sabotaged, both her main parachute and her reserve parachute have been tampered with. The first by binding it, and the second by cutting the strings," Zegers told AP Television on Wednesday. Police arrested 22-year-old Els Clottemans for questioning last week and she is the "prime suspect" in the investigation, Zegers said on Wednesday. Investigators believe Clottemans and Van Doren, who were members of the same parachute club, shared a Dutch boyfriend, who police have only so far identified as "Marcel". Media reported that Clottemans killed Van Doren in a jealous rage to get revenge after Van Doren had an affair with her boyfriend, however no charges have yet been filed against her. Zegers said that the motive may have been "a crime of passion." Officials said a court hearing was planned for February 16, 2007, in the eastern city of Tongeren to assess whether police had come up with enough hard evidence to start a murder trial. Police have video footage of the fateful jump, which was filmed by the victim and showed her desperate and futile attempts to open her parachute. Van Doren jumped from a plane with three others, including Clottemans and the Dutch boyfriend on November 18, 2006 and the plan was to make a free fall formation, something she had done many times. But after her parachutes failed to work, Van Doren crashed to her death at 200 kilometres (130 miles) an hour near Opglabbeek, a small town in central Belgium. One resident of Opglabbeek told AP Television that the owner of the house into whose backyard Van Doren fell was standing in the garden at the time. "I think that she (the owner) is still not doing well. That will take a long time, or maybe it will never leave her. I think that if you see something like that, it's disturbing," Ludo Vanderheyden said. At Van Doren's funeral, some one-thousand people heard her sister deliver a bitter eulogy. "You did all you could during that final jump to save yourself," she was quoted as saying in the Belgian press. "But someone did not want you to live." Clottemans initially escaped attention during a first round of police questioning. Her transformation from witness to suspect occurred December 22, 2006, when she tried to commit suicide at home and was rushed to hospital. On that day she had an appointment to make a second statement to police who had discovered that the tampering with the parachute was the work of someone with extensive skydiving expertise. Clottemans has a history of psychological problems.
Els Clottemans found guilty of killing his rival by sabotaging his parachute
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Belgium Trial
AP-APTN-1830: Belgium Trial Wednesday, 20 October 2010 STORY:Belgium Trial- UPDATE Guilty verdict for woman who disabled parachute of love rival LENGTH: 03:02 FIRST RUN: 1130 RESTRICTIONS: Part No Belgium TYPE: English/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/POOL/BELGIAN POOL STORY NUMBER: 662063 DATELINE: Tongeren - 20 Oct 2010/ File LENGTH: 03:02 BELGIAN POOL - NO ACCESS BELGIUM POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tongeren - 20 October, 2010 1. Tilt down the court of Tongeren 2. Police outside the court BELGIAN POOL - NO ACCESS BELGIUM Tongeren - 20 October, 2010 3. Pull out of the court of Tongeren on monitor 4. Close up of the court room monitor 5. Judge walks into courtroom 6. Wide arrival of accused Els Clottemans AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tongeren - 20 October, 2010 7. Close of Nico Snelders, spokesperson of the court of Tongeren, speaking to journalist 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Nico Snelders, spokesperson of the court of Tongeren: "On the procedural matters, today is let's say the end of the trial, it's what we call the re-pleads, there were pleadings yesterday and the day before and this is a sort of pleading but in a very short way. It is really the most important thing that the lawyers of the civil parties and the prosecutor and the lawyer of the defence wants to pass through to the members of the jury." 9. Cutaway of interview 10. SOUNDBITE (English) Nico Snelders, spokesperson of the court of Tongeren: "There is no appeal in our procedure of Assize, there is only a way to cassation, it's our high court let's say, and in the high court this is only a matter of the application of the law, not a factual decision." 11. Wide of journalists outside the court POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Tongeren - 24 September 2010 12. Els Van Doren's parachute and helmet on court desk 13. Close up of label on parachute reading (English) "NOT AIRWORTHY. DO NOT JUMP" 14. Various of court papers on desk 15. Pan from helmet to parachute AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Zwartberg - 24 January 2007 16. Various of airport with parachute club sign from where Van Doren and Clottemans took off FILE: Opglabbeek - 24 January 2007 17. Various of street where Van Doren crashed and died after her parachute failed STORYLINE: A jury in the Belgian town of Tongeren has found a 26-year-old schoolteacher who killed a love rival by sabotaging her parachute guilty of murder. The teacher, Els Clottemans, faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. Sentencing is set for Thursday. Clottemans has vehemently denied the murder charge and accusations that she killed her friend Els Van Doren to claim for herself Dutch skydiver Marcel Somers, whom both had slept with. Prosecutors say the love triangle led to high-altitude murder when Clottemans sabotaged her friend's parachute in a fit of jealousy as they skydived together, sending her romantic rival plunging to her death in a horrifying fall captured on video. Van Doren frantically tried to open the chute before hitting the ground in November 2006 from a height of 13,000 feet (4,500 metres). The video camera mounted on her helmet showed how Van Doren desperately looked up, hoping to see an open canopy. Seconds later, she crashed into the low shrubbery of a suburban garden in eastern Belgium and was killed instantly. Clottemans became a prime suspect when she attempted suicide hours before she was to make a second statement to police a month after Van Doren's death. At one time, the 38-year-old Van Doren was so close to Clottemans at the skydiving club that she decided to have everybody call her younger friend "Babs" so there would be no more first name confusion. On November 18, 2006, Van Doren, an experienced skydiver with 2,300 jumps to her name, leapt out of a Cessna with Clottemans, Marcel and another skydiver to perform aerial manoeuvres during their fall. Clottemans, however, said she jumped a fraction too late to join the other three. When the sign was given to open the parachutes, Van Doren struggled with hers and hurtled toward the ground. The helmet-mounted camera recorded her desperate attempt to release her reserve parachute. A married mother of two, Van Doren spent most weekends away from her family, skydiving and hanging out with Somers at the skydiving club or his home. After the two became lovers, Clottemans also became their friend and eventually also slept with Somers. A week before Van Doren's death, all three stayed at Somers' home, with Clottemans sleeping in the living room while the other two were in the bedroom. Prosecutors say that during that weekend, Clottemans could have sabotaged the parachute. It was not clear from the trial's first day if Van Doren had known that Clottemans had slept with Somers. All AP Television video will be delivered in 16:9 from 10th November 2010. For more information, please email: widescreenap.org Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 10-20-10 1433EDT
Belgium Skydive - Police investigate high-altitude 'crime of passion' murder mystery of sky diver
NAME: BEL SKYDIVE 20070124I TAPE: EF07/0093 IN_TIME: 10:43:04:14 DURATION: 00:01:29:14 SOURCES: VTM DATELINE: Recent/ FILE RESTRICTIONS: No Access Belgium SHOTLIST: FILE (no date or location available) 1. Various of woman skydiver Els Van Doren who was killed skydiving with group +++this was not the dive in which she died and AP Television News is unable to confirm which one of the skydivers she is in these shots+++ Tongeren - 18 January, 2007 2. SOUNDBITE (Flemish): Michael Zegers, Prosecutor's spokesman, Court in Tongeren "She is a suspect in this case. We have now thoroughly analyzed all facts and also the motives. We have concluded that we have enough proof of guilt to arrest her." FILE Opgelabbeek (no date available) 3. Various of scene where skydiver landed 4. People talking near scene 5. Hearse arriving near scene 6. Man carrying parachute away from scene Tongeren - 18 January, 2007 7. SOUNDBITE (Flemish): Michel Zegers, Prosecutor's spokesman, Court in Tongeren: "There was a warrant issued which means that there are serious signs of guilt.' (Q: So, no hard evidence?) 'We are still looking into it." FILE (No date or location available) 8. Skydive formation involving Els Van Doren who was killed skydiving with group +++this was not the dive in which she died and AP Television News is unable to confirm which one of the skidivers she is in these shots+++ Zwartberg - November 23 2006 9. Mid of plane in hanger at Parachute club where Els Van Doren was a member 10. Pan of plane Tongeren - 18 January, 2007 11. SOUNDBITE (Flemish): Michel Zegers, Prosecutor's spokesman, Court in Tongeren: "She (the suspect) has been accused by the federal police as well as by the investigating magistrate. Something she denies (the accusations)." FILE Zwartberg - November 23 2006 12. Various of man packing parachute 13. Parachute and plane in hanger STORYLINE: Police are investigating a high-altitude murder mystery involving a 37-year old female skydiver who fell to her death in an apparent "crime of passion" fight over a lover, prosecutors said Wednesday. Michel Zegers, from the Tongeren prosecutors' office said police were continuing to investigate the November 18, 2006, killing of Els Van Doren, who fell four-thousand meters (13-thousand feet) to her death after her parachute and her emergency chute failed to open. Zegers said police believed her parachutes had been tampered with and have opened a murder investigation. Last week, Zegers told Belgium TV Station VTM: "There was a warrant issued which means that there are serious signs of guilt." Police arrested 22-year-old Els Clottemans for questioning last week and she is the "prime suspect" in the investigation, Zegers said on Wednesday. Investigators believe Clottemans and Van Doren, who were members of the same parachute club, shared a Dutch boyfriend, who police have only so far identifed as "Marcel". Media reported that Clottemans killed Van Doren in a jealous rage to get revenge after Van Doren had an affair with her boyfriend, however no charges have yet been filed against her. Zegers said that the motive may have been "a crime of passion," adding the motive behind the death could be jealousy over the affair. Officials said a court hearing was planned for February 16, 2007, in the eastern city of Tongeren to assess whether police had come up with enough hard evidence to start a murder trial. Police have video footage of the fateful jump, which was filmed by the victim and showed her desperate and futile attempts to open her parachute. Van Doren jumped from a plane with three others, including Clottemans and the Dutch boyfriend on November 18, 2006 and the plan was to make a free fall formation, something she had done many times. But after her parachutes failed to work, Van Doren crashed to her death at 200 kilometres (130 miles) an hour near Opglabbeek, an small town in central Belgium. At her funeral, some one-thousand people heard her sister deliver a bitter eulogy. "You did all you could during that final jump to save yourself," she was quoted as saying in the Belgian press. "But someone did not want you to live." Clottemans initially escaped attention during a first round of police questioning. Her transformation from witness to suspect occurred December 22, 2006, when she tried to commit suicide at home and was rushed to hospital. On that day she had an appointment to make a second statement to police who had discovered that the tampering with the parachute was the work of someone with extensive skydiving expertise. Clottemans has a history of psychological problems.
Belgium Parachute 2
AP-APTN-1830: Belgium Parachute 2 Thursday, 21 October 2010 STORY:Belgium Parachute 2- REPLAY 30 years for woman in parachute murder, victim's family reax LENGTH: 02:51 FIRST RUN: 1630 RESTRICTIONS: AP Clients Only TYPE: English/Dutch/Nat SOURCE: AP TELEVISION/POOL STORY NUMBER: 662249 DATELINE: Tongeren - 21 Oct 2010/File LENGTH: 02:51 AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST (FIRST RUN 1430 ME/EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 21 OCT 2010) POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tongeren - 21 October 2010 1. Convicted murderer Els Clottemans entering courtroom for sentencing 2. Close of Clottemans sitting (FIRST RUN 1430 ME/EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 21 OCT 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tongeren - 21 October 2010 3. Wide of public watching proceedings on projection screen 4. Close-up of projection screen showing court proceedings (FIRST RUN 1430 ME/EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 21 OCT 2010) POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tongeren - 21 October 2010 5. Judge reading sentence 6. Wide of Clottemans standing for sentencing before court, walks out (FIRST RUN 1430 ME/EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 21 OCT 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tongeren - 21 October 2010 7. Set-up for Nico Snelders, court spokesman, outside court building 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Nico Snelders, court spokesman: "Twelve members of the jury together with three members of the court came to a consensus of thirty years punishment. The maximum sentence for this type of crime, murder is a lifetime so they had to accept mitigating circumstances." (FIRST RUN 1430 ME/EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 21 OCT 2010) POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY FILE: Tongeren - 24 September 2010 9. Els van Doren's parachute and helmet on court desk 10. Close up of label on parachute reading (English) "NOT AIRWORTHY. DO NOT JUMP" 11. Pan from helmet to parachute (FIRST RUN 1430 ME/EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 21 OCT 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tongeren - 21 October 2010 12. Mid of Snelders talking to media 13. SOUNDBITE (English) Nico Snelders, court spokesman: "There was taken into consideration the personality and the youth of Ms Clottemans." (FIRST RUN 1630 EUROPE PRIME NEWS - 21 OCT 2010) AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Tongeren - 21 October 2010 14. Victim's family - husband Jan de Wilde and children Karol and Vincent, entering room 15. Close up Van Doren's daughter Karol 16. SOUNDBITE (Dutch) Jan de Wilde, husband of victim Els van Doren: "The past four weeks have been very hard for us, which is why - at the end of the trial and now that the jury and the court have ruled - we ask the media to leave us in peace, so we can finally start the healing process. Finally, I would like to say that I was endlessly happy with Els until the last day. We are missing her intensely. As my children already stated during their testimony, Els was for us not the victim of the 'parachute murder' but is and remains for them the most fantastic mother they can imagine and for me she was a dear wife for 20 years." 17. Cutaway cameras 18. Family leaving STORYLINE A jealous schoolteacher who doctored the parachute of a love rival, causing her to plunge to her death, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in Belgium on Thursday. In sentencing Els Clottemans, the judge said the only mitigating circumstance in the 2006 skydive murder was her feeble psychological condition. The 26-year-old attempted suicide in 2008. Clottemans was sentenced a day after she was found guilty of murdering Els van Doren by sabotaging her parachute so that neither it nor a safety chute would open during a jump on 18 November, 2006. Van Doren crashed into a garden in the east Belgian town of Opglabbeek and died instantly. The jury at the trial in the east Belgian town of Tongeren agreed with the prosecution that jealousy had motivated Clottemans. She and Van Doren were members of the same parachute club. The killer and her victim were intimately involved with the same a man, a Dutch skydiver. The jury said Clottemans acted with premeditation and that, as an accomplished jumper, she knew very well how to disable a parachute. Evidence at the trial showed she sent anonymous letters about Van Doren's love life to mutual friends and that she was psychologically unstable. Clottemans - who maintained her innocence throughout the trial - had faced a maximum penalty of life in prison. All AP Television video will be delivered in 16:9 from 10th November 2010. For more information, please email: widescreenap.org Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: infoaparchive.com (ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. APTN APEX 10-21-10 1437EDT
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Title: USA WHEAT HARVEST BBC2200 Notes USA WHEAT HARVEST COMMODITY MARKET SPECULATION OF SHORTAGE Title: ALGERIA MOROCCO POLISARIO Notes ALGERIA POLISARIO CAMP TREASON DISPUTE DEMO Western Sahara refugee Title: BELGIUM PARACHUTE TRIAL Notes PARACHUTE TRIAL MORE Title: BELGIUM CLOTTEMANS TRIAL Title: SERBIA BELGRADE ROMA SVT Notes Roma in Serbia Poor shanty dwelling Title: ITALY NAPLES RUBBISH CLASHES Notes NIGHT CLASHES RUBBISH GARBAGE PROTEST 100924 LONDON PACKET Printed: 24/09/2010 18:27:25 100923#007 Name: 100923#007 Title: USA WHEAT HARVEST BBC2200 Type: BBC In point: 22:38:48.04 Out point: 22:41:32.05 Duration: 00:02:44.01 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR E Tape ID Source BBC Notes USA WHEAT HARVEST COMMODITY MARKET SPECULATION OF SHORTAGE Dopesheet STORY/CORRESPONDENT: FOOD / COOKE PRODUCER: Judith Burns INTRO: Fears of a looming food crisis have prompted an emergency meeting of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation tomorrow in Rome. Wheat is top of the agenda. The Russia the government has banned wheat exports after much of this year's crop was destroyed in droughts and wildfires and there have been bread riots in Mozambique. Our rural affairs correspondent, Jeremy Cooke, reports from Colorado in the United States where wheat has become a new cash crop. DATE SHOT: 23/09 LOCATIONS: Colorado, USA IN WORDS: OUT WORDS: ...BBC NEWS, COLORADO." DURATION: 2'43" ASTONS: 0'51" RAY HINTON\Farmer 2'16" PAUL MEYER\Commodities broker SOURCES: BBC News except - Stock traders - Unsourced: Pan BBC News use only 100924 Name: 100924 Title: ALGERIA MOROCCO POLISARIO Type: FEED-LINES In point: 10:58:24.26 Out point: 11:01:23.15 Duration: 00:02:58.19 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR E Tape ID Source MASNRT Notes ALGERIA POLISARIO CAMP TREASON DISPUTE DEMO Western sahara refugee Dopesheet Polisario inspector Date Shot: 24-SEP-2010 Source: MASNRT Shotlist: 1- Ws of the protesters 2- Cs of protester 3- Ws of demonstrations 4- Cs of Ouald Salama photos 5- Vs of the protesters 6- SOT? Arabic Our presence today is to tell our view to the world especially the EU and the European Parliament. The situation of our brother Mustapha Ouald sidi Mouloud in this time is hard, this person needs international support and our presence today is to tell our view to the world, he had spoken about his Moroccanism and he is arrested by Algeria.? 7- Vs of the demonstration 8- SOT Arabic Taib El Fassi Fihi the Moroccan minister of exterior the arrest of the refugee Mustapha ouald sidi mouloud is unjust and illegal. Ouald sidi Mouloud have being living for many years in Tindouf camps in Algeria and lately he has joined his nation of Morocco and he had spoken about his view concerning the life in Tindouf and he has been arrested, his view is not only the view of the Moroccan he is the view of others who are living in the South Region.? 9- SOT? Arabic? Family of Oulad Sidi Mouloud? ?I am asking all my brothers and cousins and all the Sahrawi?s in Tindouf camps and all over the world to support our brothers Mustapha.? 10- Vs of Ouald sidi Mouloud presser in the city of Smara in Sahara region 11- Vs of Tindouf camps Dopesheet: Page: 1 100924 LONDON PACKET Printed: 24/09/2010 18:27:25 100924 Dopesheet: Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud, the Polisario Chief Police Inspector, was reportedly arrested by the Polisario Front on his return to the refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria following a UN-sponsored Family Visit to southern Morocco to see his father for the first time in 31 years. While in Morocco, Sidi Mouloud had spoken out in favor of a Moroccan compromise autonomy plan to end the three decades-long Sahara conflict. He was attempting to rejoin his wife and children in Algeria and had vowed to share his views in the camps that autonomy was the best solution to reunite Sahrawis. When he announced that position last month in Morocco, the Polisario denounced it as treason and threatened him with arrest and even death. The international human rights community is being urged to investigate the reported arrest and verify Sidi Mouloud's safety. Appeals have gone to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to ensure his well-being in Tindouf. Human rights groups in the US and internationally said they are monitoring the situation closely, including the US-based Leadership Council for Human Rights, which today called the reported arrest by the Polisario "illegal" and urged the International Committee of the Red Cross to seek Sidi Mouloud's release. The government of Morocco as well as the Morocco community denounces the arrest of Mustapha Wald Sidi Mouloud. Dozens of Moroccan from several European countries have orgazized on Thursday in Brussels, sit-ins outside the embassy of Algeria in Belgium and in front of the EU headquarters to demand the immediate release of Mr. Mustapha Ould Sidi Mouloud Salma kidnapped by the militia of the Polisario. 100924#001 Name: 100924#001 Title: BELGIUM PARACHUTE TRIAL Type: FEED-LINES In point: 14:21:30.02 Out point: 14:23:34.07 Duration: 00:02:04.05 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR E Tape ID Source VRT Notes PARACHUTE TRIAL MORE Dopesheet Parachute trial more Date Shot: 24-SEP-2010 Location: TONGEREN Country: BELGIUM Aspect ratio: 16:9 Source: BEVRT Shotlist: Els Clottemans entering the courtroom - Wide courtroom - SOT Vic Van Aelst, lawyer for Els Clottemans: "I listen to what my client says. And she says she is innocent. Then I look, in a sceptical and cynical way, at the file, to see if the statement of this lady can be connected to the reality of the file. I can conclude that her statements in no way conflict with any serious, scientific evidence." - Courtroom evidence shows envelopes and parachute. - Parachute shows signs of sabotage - Lawyer of the victim Jef Vermassen in the courtroom - SOT Jef Vermassen, lawyer for the family: "The family is facing the trial calmly, but with a lot of tension. The first question a family normally asks itself is: did the victim suffer? Did the victim know what was happening? They don't have to ask this here. It was on camera. They'll see. And try to deal with this as a family." - Jury in the courtroom - SOT Nico Snelders, press judge courthouse: "The jury will judge based on what is orally said in the courtroom. If the file, so far, has no strong evidence, it can still be taken into account during the oral procedure. Then they'll have to, when they go into seclusion, debate on the blame of the victim, realise that they have to motivate this blame. And that's what makes it more difficult." - Els Clottemans close-up Dopesheet: A Belgian woman accused of murdering a former friend and love rival by sabotaging her parachute was brought to court in Tongeren this morning at 10am uncuffed, after a request from her defence team, who aim to show that the investigation so far has been one-sidedly against her. Els Clottemans' lawyers stress that there is no material evidence to link their client to the death of Els Van Doren, who fell 4,000 to the ground in November 2006 when her main and back-up parachutes failed to open. BACKGROUND Page: 2 100924 LONDON PACKET Printed: 24/09/2010 18:27:25 100924#001 The trial opened in Belgium today of a woman accused of murdering a love rival by sabotaging her parachute, causing her to fall 4,000 metres to her death. The victim's crushed body was found in a garden, and a film of the fatal jump recovered from the victim's helmet-cam. Els Clottemans, 25, stands accused of killing her former friend Els Van Doren on November 18th, 2006, because the two women were having a relationship with the same man. The alleged murder took place at Zwartberg skydiving club, where the friends would spend time every weekend. It was at the club that married mother of three Els Van Doren met Marcel Somers, who became her lover, and Els Clottemans, who became her friend. Unbeknown to Van Doren, Clottemans and Somers were already involved, convincing the prosecution that the motive for murder was jealousy. When Van Doren, wo had performed hundreds of parachute jumps, jumped from the aeroplane her fate was sealed since both her main parachute and backup chute had been sabotaged. Somers, Clottemans and Van Doren were all supposed to jump together as part of a larger group, but defendant Clottemans pulled out and stayed on the plane. During the trial, at Tongeren, in the Flemish province of Limburg, the jury will be asked to watch the film, which reportedly shows Van Doren thrashing wildly as she plummets towards the ground, followed by the impact as she hits the ground. Clottemans has always denied tampering with her former love rival's parachutes. The trial is expected to take four weeks. 100924#002 Name: 100924#002 Title: BELGIUM CLOTTEMANS TRIAL Type: FEED-LINES In point: 11:30:21.15 Out point: 11:32:20.13 Duration: 00:01:58.26 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR E Tape ID Source VRT Notes CLOTTEMANS PARACHUTE TRIAL Dopesheet Parachute trial 10:29-10:32 Date Shot: 24-SEP-2010 Location: TONGEREN Country: BELGIUM Language: VLAAMS Aspect ratio: 4:3 Source: BEVRT Restrictions: NO ACCESS BELGIUM Shotlist: - Garden where she landed - Funeral - SOT Veerle Cielen, Tongeren Court, November 22 2006: "The court expert has noted that there are clues that the parachute was manipulated." - Police truck - SOT MICHEL ZEGERS, Tongeren Court, January 18 2007: "We have checked all data. We have made an analysis of the possible motives in this case. And we are convinced this lady is a possible suspect in this case." - SOT LUC DELEU, former lawyer for Els Clottemans: "Because she fits the profile, they are only going to investigate her involvement." - Parachutists - Police looking for a missing piece of the parachute in the neighbourhood where the accident took place. - SOT police officer: "We have to ask you to look for something in your garden. We're looking for a piece of fabric. That could be red or orange. It has something to do with a parachute. " - Reconstruction of the accident. - SOT parachutist during reconstruction: "Thanks, that's what we need. Shall we go now?" - Els Clottemans leaving prison in January 2008 SOT Els Clottemans: "I'm very happy to be free again. I will let my lawyer do the talking." Dopesheet: The trial opened in Belgium today of a woman accused of murdering a love rival by sabotaging her parachute, causing her to fall 4,000 metres to her death. The victim's crushed body was found in a garden, and a film of the fatal jump recovered from the victim's helmet-cam. Els Clottemans, 25, stands accused of killing her former friend Els Van Doren on November 18th, 2006, because the two women were having a relationship with the same man. The alleged murder took place at Zwartberg skydiving club, where the friends would spend time every weekend. It was at the club that married mother of three Els Van Doren met Marcel Somers, who became her lover, and Els Clottemans, who became her friend. Unbeknown to Van Doren, Clottemans and Somers were already involved, which is what the prosecution believes provides the motive for murder ? jealousy. When Van Doren, who had performed hundreds of parachute jumps, jumped Page: 3 100924 LONDON PACKET Printed: 24/09/2010 18:27:25 100924#002 motive for murder ? jealousy. When Van Doren, who had performed hundreds of parachute jumps, jumped from the aeroplane her fate was sealed since both her main parachute and backup chute had been sabotaged. Somers, Clottemans and Van Doren were all supposed to jump together as part of a larger group, but defendant Clottemans pulled out and stayed on the plane. During the trial, at Tongeren, in the Flemish province of Limburg, the jury will be asked to watch the film, which reportedly shows Van Doren thrashing wildly as she plummets towards the ground, followed by the impact as she hits the ground. Clottemans has always denied tampering with her former love rival's parachutes. The trial is expected to take four weeks. 100924#003 Name: 100924#003 Title: SERBIA BELGRADE ROMA SVT Type: FEED-LINES In point: 15:03:20.09 Out point: 15:07:36.08 Duration: 00:04:15.29 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR E Tape ID Source SVT Notes Roma formerly known as Gypsy in Serbia Poor shanty dwelling Dopesheet Roma Belgrade Date Shot: 24-SEP-2010 Location: BELGRADE Country: SERBIA Sound: NATURAL Language: Aspect ratio: 16:9 Source: SESVT Restrictions: Dopesheet: This feature shows how the Romani people live outside Belgrade Shotlist: SOT: Rena Rädle, voluntary aid worker: Serboljub Suntic: Stanko Stamenko: Gordana Stamenkovic: Adam Sljivo, aid organization for the romani people: Lars Moberg, reporter SVT, Belgrade: Venera Kadriaj: Arif Kadriaj: Samel Ignats: 100924#004 Name: 100924#004 Title: ITALY NAPLES RUBBISH CLASHES Type: FEED-LINES In point: 13:16:53.19 Out point: 13:20:09.22 Duration: 00:03:16.03 Clip Locations BROWSE,PDR E Tape ID Source RAI Notes NIGHT CLASHES RUBBISH GARBAGE PROTEST Dopesheet Naples garbage demo Date Shot: 24-SEP-2010 Location: NAPLES TERZIGNO Country: ITALY Aspect ratio: 4:3 Source: ITRAI Shotlist: Terzigno, riot near a garbage dump as hundreds of citizens blocked the streets to the trucks and police were forced to intervene; - wounded people in ambulance; Page: 4 100924 LONDON PACKET Printed: 24/09/2010 18:27:25 100924#004 - wounded people in ambulance; - protests in Terzigno. Dopesheet: Protesters clashed with police and garbage collectors for a third night Thursday on the outskirts of Naples over plans to create a new landfill waste dump on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Residents say the stench from the existing dump has made living conditions in Terzigno unbearable. An assistant deputy police chief, Sergio Di Mauro, was hit in the face by a stone and need ten stitches. And rioters stopped two trucks that were coming from the landfill compactors and set them on fire. Di Mauro was trying to persuade protesters to let trucks through to the dump at Terzigno, a town under the volcano. Police subsequently had to use tear gas and baton charges to clear a way for the vehicles. One protester was arrested. Meanwhile in downtown Naples streets are strewn with garbage after two days of strike by dustmen who feared they were to be laid off. During the night there were several instances of trash piles being torched, making a lot of work for city fire fighters. Garbage collection has slowed because 180 trucks have been vandalised. Police suspect the Camorra are behind the riots. Page: 5