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Supermodel's guards tried for firing at photographers

Published on Sep 24, 2013 6:16 AM
AFP photographer Yuri Cortez explains in court in Puntarenas, 77 km south-west of San Jose, how he was shot at by hired bodyguards during the wedding of Brazilian top model Giselle Bundchen and US football player Tom Brady in Playa Santa Teresa in Puntarenas in 2009. -- PHOTO: AFP

SAN JOSE (AFP) - Three former body guards of Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen and US football star husband Tom Brady went on trial Monday in Costa Rica for opening fire at photographers.

One of the two photographers who made the complaint works for Agence France-Presse. The shooting took place in 2009 as the celebrity couple celebrated their wedding and reception at a seaside home in Costa Rica.

The charge is attempted homicide. Two of the bodyguards are Costa Rican and the third is from Colombia.

Yuri Cortez, a Salvadoran who works for AFP, and Costa Rican colleague Carlos Aviles had been trying to take pictures of the wedding.

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