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British army sergeant Emile Cilliers on trial for allegedly tampering with his wife’s parachute

Victoria and Emile Cilliers.

On Easter Sunday, 2015, Victoria Cilliers, a physiotherapist in the British Army and a highly experienced parachute instructor, jumped out of a plane near Netheravon, Wiltshire, at 4,000 feet. Her main parachute, and her reserve parachute, failed to open. Miraculously, she survived the fall, although she sustained multiple serious injuries.

Her husband, Emile Cilliers, 37, a physical training instructor for the British Army, is accused of tampering with her parachute in an attempt to kill her. He was cheating with a woman he met on Tinder and was heavily in debt.

Army sergeant accused of tampering with his wife’s parachute ‘looked at homes on Zoopla with Tinder lover he messaged up to 725 times a day just three days after his spouse’s near-fatal skydiving accident,’ on DailyMail.co.uk.

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There’s great stuff from the “Sun”—of all places!—illustrating in fine detail the nature of the forensic evidence against this guy Cilliers, including the parts of a parachute harness and even showing the tool marks indicating that he’d tampered with a gas valve earlier in their home:

Gas murder bid

I’m afraid I’d always regarded the Sun as a rubbish newspaper for the lowest class of semi-literate readers interested mostly in cheap sensationalism and the cheesecake photos on their celebrated “Page Three.” Perhaps I owe them an apology! This is good stuff worthy of CSI. It’s also a salutary reminder to would-be malefactors not to try doing away with their unwanted spouse, because these days, forensic science is gonna GETCHA! Much of the time, anyway.

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