Belgian parachute killer given 30 years in prison

21st October 2010, Comments 0 comments

A 26-year-old Belgian woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Thursday for killing a rival in a love triangle by sabotaging her parachute.

Els Clottemans, a Flemish school teacher, was handed the sentence at a court in the northeastern town of Tongeren one day after a jury found her guilty of murdering Els Van Doren, 38, by causing her to plunge to her death in 2006.

The prosecution had demanded a life sentence for Clottemans, who will be allowed to seek a conditional release from prison after serving one-third of her sentence, around 10 years.

© 2010 AFP

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