GUILTY Uk - Emile Cilliers Accused Of Tampering W/ Wife's Parachute, Wiltshire, 5 April 2015

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  1. zwiebel

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    It's been revealed the husband of British woman Victoria Cilliers, who sustained serious injuries when her parachute failed to open during a jump in Salisbury, UK, on April 5th, was the man arrested last week, on suspicion of trying to murder her

    Emile Cilliers is South African born but serves in the British Army as an instructor in the physical training corps. The parachute club where the jump was made alerted police because not only did Victoria's main parachute fail but her reserve only partially opened too, and that's very rare. She's now recovering at home. Emile has been released on bail.

    Police say they are still searching for missing 'slinks' or soft links, from Victoria's parachute.

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...arrested-over-wifes-failed-parachute-incident
     
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    Feel very sorry for the victim. The mail printed a copy of a FB post she made last week.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...reserve-canopies-malfunctioned-solo-jump.html
     

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...rder-after-skydive-wifes-parachute-fails.html
     
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    I read this earlier - madness!! Something's definitely amiss (and not just the slinks), it will be interesting to see what comes of this one but I imagine they're both shocked that she's still alive....
     
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    Christopher Hill, who is representing Mr Cilliers, indicated his client would plead not guilty to all charges.

    Mr Cilliers, who gave his address as being at a military barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, is due to appear before Winchester Crown Court on 18 November.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-37656620
     
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    [FONT=&quot]“You will attend on Friday, November 18 for the first preliminary hearing.”[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Sgt Cilliers was working as an instructor with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps attached to the Royal Marines at the time of his arrest in May.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]He was bailed on the condition he not enter Wiltshire unless to attend a court hearing or meet his solicitor. Neither must he contact his wife directly or indirectly.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/soldier-court-accused-trying-murder-9046656
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  10. Tortoise

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    Those two links dated 14th October, not today.
     
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    [FONT=&quot]Judge Keith Cutler, the recorder of Winchester, adjourned the case for a date to be fixed and released Cilliers on bail.[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]“It is likely to be a trial of five weeks’ length, perhaps in May or the summer part of next year,” the judge told the defendant.

    ....

    There’s likely to be a further hearing in probably February or March for a further administrative-type hearing.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...attempted-after-wifes-parachute-fails-to-open

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    Date set for trial of Army sergeant accused of wife's parachute murder bid

    http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/date-set-for-trial-of-army-sergeant-accused-of-wife-s-parachute-murder-bid-1-7829728

     
  13. Tortoise

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    Trial starts 3rd October.
     
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    [FONT=&quot]■ Emile Cilliers, a sergeant in the British Army, will appear in court charged with the attempted murder of his wife Victoria after her [/FONT][FONT=&quot]main parachute failed to open [/FONT][FONT=&quot]during a 4,000ft skydive. Victoria suffered serious injuries after hitting the ground near Salisbury Plain on April 5, 2015, with her reserve canopy having only partially deployed. Cilliers also faces a second attempted murder charge after allegedly tampering with a gas fitting at his wife’s home the week before the accident.

    https://www.metro.news/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-october-3/767321/
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    Before the incident Mrs Cilliers told friends that Emile had moved out of the home they shared in Amesbury, Wiltshire, with their children, Lily, three, and newborn son Ethan.

    The couple wed in South Africa in 2011.


    Cilliers also denies a charge of damaging a gas fitting belonging to his wife.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...empted-murder-wife-skydive.html#ixzz4uR95ctuj


    Unless he had the daughter and son with him when the gas was (allegedly) tampered with, it would be attempted murder on three lives I would have thought.
     
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    Gosh, she’s been waiting a while for this, hasn’t she?
     
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    Reasons for ineffective trials 2016.

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  20. Legally Bland

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    Eh?

    It's back on.

    Winchester 3 T20160267
    Emile Stolz Cilliers
    Details: Trial (Part Heard) - Case Started - 10:00
    Trial (Part Heard) - Trial Ineffective - 10:26
    Trial (Part Heard) - Prosecution Opening - 10:45
    Trial (Part Heard) - Legal Submissions - 11:35
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 11:51
    Trial (Part Heard) - Prosecution Opening - 11:54
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 14:05 - 13:05


    http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearings-lists/Winchester-Crown-Court.php
     
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    Rupert Evelyn‏ @rupertevelyn 3h3 hours ago
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    In court awaiting the opening of trial for army sergeant accused of killing wife - ITV News

    Jury sworn. 9 women and 3 men. Emile Cilliers denies two charges of attempting to murder his wife Victoria

    From jump at 4000 ft both Victoria’s main parachute and reserve parachute failed
    Those attending the scene expected to find her dead

    Pros “Almost miraculously she survived
    Those at the scene immediately realised something was wrong”

    Pros - 2 vital parts of parachute were missing
    “He had removed these.......intending that she be killed”

    Emile Cilliers was having an extramarital relationship at the time of the parachute fall. Emile repeatedly said he wanted to leave Victoria

    “He cared little for Victoria [his wife] and treated her with contempt” say prosecution

    He attempted to kill Victoria by a gas leak... then he suggested she’d like to go parachuting
    He had decided to get rid of her permanently

    Prosecution claim Emile Cilliers was having an extramarital affair and also continuing a sexual relationship with his ex wife

    Short break in court. Emile Cilliers denies all the charges he faces

    Pros on loosened gas fitting “Pliers had been used to turn the nut in one direction only and that was to undo the nut”

    Forensic examination found there was no indication the pliers had been used to tighten the nut.

    Rupert Evelyn‏ @rupertevelyn 1h1 hour ago
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    Emile Cilliers blood found on gas fitting
    “Is it because using considerable force to loosen the nut Emile Cilliers cut his hand?” Pros

    https://twitter.com/rupertevelyn
     

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