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LefandePatty
May 1st, 2006, 09:38 AM
Former Swiss ski star Rey-Bellet killed by her husband

5/1/2006 10:47:04 AM

ST. MAURICE, Switzerland (AP) - Former Swiss skiing star Corinne Rey-Bellet and her brother Alain were fatally shot by Rey-Bellet's husband in their parents' home, police said Monday.

Police are searching for Rey-Bellet's husband Gerold Stadler in connection with the two slayings, said Philippe Medico, examining magistrate in the Swiss region of Valais.

Stadler, a 34-year-old private banker, appears to have fled the scene, but his car was found in a nearby village, Medico told reporters in St. Maurice.

Medico said Rey-Bellet and Stadler had separated late last month.

Rey-Bellet's mother was hospitalized with serious injuries from the attack late Sunday in the Swiss mountain resort of Les Crosets, local police said.

Police said the attacker(her husband) entered the house and fired five shots. He had already gone when police arrived and eluded an immediate search.

Despite her injuries, Rey-Bellet's mother was able to call authorities.

The couple's two-year-old son - who was also in the house but was unhurt on a higher floor - is safe, police spokesman Renato Kalbermatten said.

Rey-Bellet, 33, lived with her husband and son in Abtwil, in northeast Switzerland.

http://www.swisstxt.ch/design/upload/22097_image.jpg

She won a silver medal in downhill at the 2003 world championships at St. Moritz, Switzerland. She retired shortly afterward because of a series of injuries to her right knee during top-level competition.

The skier had her first podium finish in 1992, when she placed third in the World Cup final in Crans Montana.

In 1999, she won the downhill and Super-G at the World Cup in St. Anton, Austria.

By Monday afternoon, fans had left hundreds of messages of condolence on Rey-Bellet's website.

''We're shaken by the tragedy. We send our condolences to the family members and express our deep sorrow,'' the website's administrators said.

LDF
May 1st, 2006, 09:39 AM
OMG...

So tragic :sad:

CooCooCachoo
May 1st, 2006, 09:39 AM
:eek:

That is horrible!

:sad:

-sugi-
May 1st, 2006, 09:40 AM
:eek: thats terrible... :sad:

furrykitten
May 1st, 2006, 09:40 AM
:eek: :(

LefandePatty
May 1st, 2006, 09:41 AM
That's sooo sad: :crying2: :bigcry: :sad:
She was so nice! :bigcry:

R.I.P, Corinne :sad:

Nicjac
May 1st, 2006, 09:51 AM
:speakles:

Sevenseas
May 1st, 2006, 10:02 AM
:eek: :sad:

jrm
May 1st, 2006, 10:37 AM
Just read on the teletext

dreadful news :sad:

marmotte
May 1st, 2006, 10:39 AM
:sad:

Nicjac
May 1st, 2006, 10:53 AM
They can't find the husband. Maybe another domestic violence act :mad:

Her mother, who was severely injured, died today. Son and father are alive.

LefandePatty
May 1st, 2006, 11:27 AM
They can't find the husband. Maybe another domestic violence act :mad:

Yeah I think so :sad: :fiery: :crying2:

Her mother, who was severely injured, died today.

really? are you sure ?!

Nicjac
May 1st, 2006, 11:30 AM
Yeah I think so :sad: :fiery: :crying2:



really? are you sure ?!

Heard it on the radio.

LefandePatty
May 1st, 2006, 11:36 AM
Heard it on the radio.


how sad :sad:

James
May 1st, 2006, 11:36 AM
What a terrible tragedy. :sad:

matthias
May 1st, 2006, 11:38 AM
tead it on the Teletext
and i´m still speechless
a real tragedy

SloKid
May 1st, 2006, 12:14 PM
I heard it on the radio today driving home...:sad:

Awful tragedy...

The Daviator
May 1st, 2006, 12:40 PM
OMG! That's terrible :sad:

RIP

Nicjac
May 1st, 2006, 05:05 PM
The husband is still missing. But they found his car and he is THE suspect. Caution was issued, as he has a gun. The pair split 10 days ago, so problems in the relationship seems to be the motive.

Some good news in the face of tragedy: the mother is still alive, in serious, but stable conditions at the hospital in Lausanne. Radio reports were wrong.

On Corinne Rey-Bellet's website messages are pouring in from her fans and other shocked people expressing their sorrow - over 1100 hundred within a couple of hours.

In Switzerland we encounter a pretty safe life - but there is this custom to kill off the whole family if either financial or emotional problems arise. NOT AGAIN!

Xian
May 1st, 2006, 05:09 PM
Omg just read it :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

hablo
May 1st, 2006, 05:11 PM
I just read about it...
This is quite sad! :sad:

hablo
May 1st, 2006, 05:14 PM
The husband is still missing. But they found his car and he is THE suspect. Caution was issued, as he has a gun. The pair split 10 days ago, so problems in the relationship seems to be the motive.

Some good news in the face of tragedy: the mother is still alive, in serious, but stable conditions at the hospital in Lausanne. Radio reports were wrong.

On Corinne Rey-Bellet's website messages are pouring in from her fans and other shocked people expressing their sorrow - over 1100 hundred within a couple of hours.

In Switzerland we encounter a pretty safe life - but there is this custom to kill off the whole family if either financial or emotional problems arise. NOT AGAIN!I read that she was able to call the emergency authorities for help on TSN website... Hopefully she saw the shooter too...
http://www.tsn.ca/tsn/news_story.asp?id=164490

Pszczelny
May 1st, 2006, 05:14 PM
that's very shocking and really sad :sad:

Jenny.C.Fan
May 1st, 2006, 05:25 PM
:sad: Extremely shocking and sad news

Nicjac
May 1st, 2006, 05:58 PM
I read that she was able to call the emergency authorities for help on TSN website... Hopefully she saw the shooter too...
http://www.tsn.ca/tsn/news_story.asp?id=164490

Well, she was able to call. We don't know what she'll remember after this horrifying experience. And if she will live.

But we know now that the husband was seen with a gun in his hand running from the house. This is hard to say, but thank God he left out the kid.

He probably - in line with the custom - killed himself.

TdF_DBLL
May 1st, 2006, 06:01 PM
omg, this is terrible.

LefandePatty
May 1st, 2006, 06:27 PM
First post edited.

LefandePatty
May 1st, 2006, 06:32 PM
A few pictures...

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/1885/corinne18dx.jpg

Corinne Rey-Bellet of Switzerland celebrates on the podium of the women's World Cup downhill race in Lenzerheide in this March 2, 2002.

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/8510/corinne26wj.jpg

Corinne Rey-Bellet of Switzerland celebrates on the podium after winning the women's alpine World Cup final Super G in the Swedish ski resort of Are in this March 9, 2001.

http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/5558/corinne32io.jpg

Switzerland's Corinne Rey-Bellet, winner of the women's World Cup downhill and super G races on the Arlberg-Kandahar course, raises her skies during the victory ceremony in St. Anton, Austria, in this Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999.


Corinne :bigcry: :crying2: :sad:

SloKid
May 1st, 2006, 06:34 PM
Corinne on the left, husband on the right:
http://img.rtvslo.si/upload/sport/corine_moz_show.jpg

Nicjac
May 1st, 2006, 07:02 PM
First post edited.

This is one of the worst translations I have ever read.

LefandePatty
May 1st, 2006, 07:18 PM
This is one of the worst translations I have ever read.

:rolls:

Well I seached a BIG article about that, it was written "Translate it"..
I even did the translation..
I should have had.. :tape:

¤CharlDa¤
May 1st, 2006, 07:21 PM
Very sad. What a tragedy. :sad:

DarkchildSwiss
May 1st, 2006, 07:25 PM
It is a real tragedy. How can someone commit such a brutal crime? I am really shocked and so I decided to write something in her guestbook. The adress for those who are interested and want to write their condolences, is: www.rey-bellet.com

LefandePatty
May 1st, 2006, 07:26 PM
It is a real tragedy. How can someone commit such a brutal crime? I am really shocked and so I decided to write something in her guestbook. The adress for those who are interested and want to write their condolences, is: www.rey-bellet.com

I did it as well today.
Nice to see so many posts!

LefandePatty
May 1st, 2006, 07:26 PM
This is one of the worst translations I have ever read.

I put another article ;)

TdF_DBLL
May 1st, 2006, 07:28 PM
still can't get over it.

Shuji Shuriken
May 1st, 2006, 07:34 PM
Very shocking and extremely sad :sobbing: :bigcry:. What a nightmare for her son, rest of the family, friends and fans. May god grant them the strength to get through this. Why can't some men just let go :sobbing: :sobbing:. Seeing those pictures made me cry although I don't know her. She just looks happy and so full of life there :sad:.

controlfreak
May 1st, 2006, 08:28 PM
Quite weird how her name is similar to Corinne Bailey Rae.

TdF_DBLL
May 1st, 2006, 08:36 PM
can't believe they said nothing about it on the sportnews here.

TdF_DBLL
May 1st, 2006, 08:45 PM
ah they had a small item.

Thought they would start with it.

Dawn Marie
May 1st, 2006, 09:05 PM
This is one type of crime that really makes me so mad at this world. Why can't the system do more for women? When you leave the husband or lover it gets worse. We need to more to help with the safety of these women who are in abusive relationships.

Rest in Peace.

Xian
May 1st, 2006, 09:17 PM
Pernilla Wiberg wrote in her condolence book

:sad: :sad: :sad:

Il Primo!
May 1st, 2006, 09:44 PM
Inbelievable :eek:

F-R-E-A-K
May 1st, 2006, 10:24 PM
:eek:

That is horrible!

:sad:

flyingmachine
May 1st, 2006, 10:26 PM
:eek: :sad:

hablo
May 1st, 2006, 11:48 PM
Sounds like the hubby waited for his father-in-law to absent himself momentarily before doing the dirty deed and he shot 5 bullets into his mother-in-law :eek::fiery:

http://www.tdg.ch/tghome/toute_l_info_test/l_evenement/rey-bellet__02_05.html

(sorry I can't seem to be able to copy and paste the article :o:help: )

John A Roark
May 2nd, 2006, 01:07 AM
How interesting.
Unless I am mistaken (and I hope the Swiss in here will correct me if I am), Switzerland has universal military conscription, and the weapon goes home with the citizen, as he/she is then in the active reserve?
Also, the crime rate there is drastically low, and this has often been cited as one of the reasons why.

Fascinating that when this sort of thing happens in the U.S., the calls for oppressive firearms laws are loud and long. I haven't heard a single call for Swiss gun control yet.

Hypocrites.

TF Chipmunk
May 2nd, 2006, 01:10 AM
That's so sad :sad: It's so random too :sad:

gentenaire
May 2nd, 2006, 06:15 AM
How interesting.
Unless I am mistaken (and I hope the Swiss in here will correct me if I am), Switzerland has universal military conscription, and the weapon goes home with the citizen, as he/she is then in the active reserve?
Also, the crime rate there is drastically low, and this has often been cited as one of the reasons why.

Fascinating that when this sort of thing happens in the U.S., the calls for oppressive firearms laws are loud and long. I haven't heard a single call for Swiss gun control yet.

Hypocrites.

If guns are the reasons for the low crime rate, why doesn't it work that way in the US?

and the Swiss all have a nuclear shelter. Now would you care to answer my question about privately owned nuclear weapons?

Sevenseas
May 2nd, 2006, 06:15 AM
How interesting.
Unless I am mistaken (and I hope the Swiss in here will correct me if I am), Switzerland has universal military conscription, and the weapon goes home with the citizen, as he/she is then in the active reserve?
Also, the crime rate there is drastically low, and this has often been cited as one of the reasons why.

Fascinating that when this sort of thing happens in the U.S., the calls for oppressive firearms laws are loud and long. I haven't heard a single call for Swiss gun control yet.

Hypocrites.

A sportswoman just lost her life, please be more sensitive and respectful towards her death like everyone else is!

Sevenseas
May 2nd, 2006, 06:28 AM
Rest in peace, Corinne. :sad: :angel: :sad:

Brett.
May 2nd, 2006, 06:31 AM
Absolutely tragedy for someone who was in so many world events to complete!

galadriel
May 2nd, 2006, 06:53 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

LostGlory
May 2nd, 2006, 07:23 AM
I read that too....such a tragedy, it makes me :mad: and :sad: at the same time, I mean you are not even safe at home....what a shame......more of a reason why you shouldn't get married when you are successful....

Hagar
May 2nd, 2006, 09:27 AM
Her mother, who was severely injured, died today. Son and father are alive.

OMG!!! So the guy managed to kill 3 people!? :eek:

Hagar
May 2nd, 2006, 09:30 AM
I bet the killer will commit suicide. That is what these scumbags often do!
It's always the same story in these family dramas: the guy behaves like a jerk in the relationship with his wife, eventually she leaves him and then he kills her. Surprise that he did not kill their kid either.

Beat
May 2nd, 2006, 09:37 AM
OMG!!! So the guy managed to kill 3 people!? :eek:
no, her mother is not dead!

I haven't heard a single call for Swiss gun control yet
well, you're not very well informed then.



corinne's brother was supposed to get married next friday.

poor kevin, just imagine growing up knowing that your father has killed your mother.

ginger_fish668
May 2nd, 2006, 12:38 PM
I have no idea who she is but it's always sad when these tragedies happen. :sad:

tennislover
May 2nd, 2006, 12:39 PM
what a tragedy :sad:

former husbands are a really dangerous cathegory......

John A Roark
May 2nd, 2006, 02:20 PM
A sportswoman just lost her life, please be more sensitive and respectful towards her death like everyone else is!
You should know better than that by now--this is a tragedy plain and simple, and I do not suggest otherwise.
At least half my point is that a lot of my 'co-residents' in the U.S. often do not attach the empathy/sympathy to something like this that they should, and instead use the event as a springboard for their own political agendas. I have yet to see any of the Swiss here do that, which is very admirable.
A shame MissTennisFan may not see this, as she rarely ventures into NTGM--I trust her a great deal, and would like to know how she sees all this.

Sevenseas
May 2nd, 2006, 02:29 PM
You should know better than that by now--this is a tragedy plain and simple, and I do not suggest otherwise.
At least half my point is that a lot of my 'co-residents' in the U.S. often do not attach the empathy/sympathy to something like this that they should, and instead use the event as a springboard for their own political agendas. I have yet to see any of the Swiss here do that, which is very admirable.
A shame MissTennisFan may not see this, as she rarely ventures into NTGM--I trust her a great deal, and would like to know how she sees all this.

Everyone is very much shocked and devastated by this horrific tragedy; we all should avoid such tone of discussion revealed in your initial post.

That is my request in the name of showing respect towards the passing away of this great sportswoman.

Dawn Marie
May 2nd, 2006, 03:05 PM
I just want to add that being married is not the issue. Men kill their girlfriends all the time. The issue is why can't these women get some form of safety net? I bet someone was informed of his behavior before he actually killed her.

Look at Nicole Simpson. She had a lock box full of pictures and she even told her loved ones that OJ was going to kill her. The system let her down and gave the kids to him. crazy world.

I feel for her family.

timafi
May 2nd, 2006, 03:55 PM
God bless them all :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Beat
May 2nd, 2006, 03:56 PM
I bet someone was informed of his behavior before he actually killed her.


not necessarily. he actually spend the weekend with their child, and brought it back. corinne and him had broken up 10 days before the killing (it's not like he's been beating her up for the last 6 months or something), so obviously this must have come ot of the blue.

Xian
May 2nd, 2006, 08:19 PM
http://www.kleinezeitung.at/system/galleries/upload/4/3/3/98587/reybellet020506gepa_308.jpg

SloKid
May 3rd, 2006, 06:28 AM
It turns out that she was 3 months pregnant as well :sad:

Sevenseas
May 3rd, 2006, 06:42 AM
It turns out that she was 3 months pregnant as well :sad:

Is this really true, Milan!? :eek: :sad: :sad:

SloKid
May 3rd, 2006, 07:50 AM
Is this really true, Milan!? :eek: :sad: :sad:
Yes, I'm afraid it is...:sad: :sad:

hablo
May 3rd, 2006, 08:17 PM
It turns out that she was 3 months pregnant as well :sad:
:eek::sad:

azdaja
May 3rd, 2006, 11:06 PM
I bet the killer will commit suicide.
hagar might be right for a change. apparently they found his body and a weapon next to it.

Hagar
May 4th, 2006, 08:26 AM
hagar might be right for a change. apparently they found his body and a weapon next to it.

Really? :eek:
I just based my prediction on similar cases in Belgium.

Poor, poor little son. He loses both his mother and his father, and there is hardly anyone left in the family who can comfort him.

Beat
May 4th, 2006, 09:01 AM
Really? :eek:
I just based my prediction on similar cases in Belgium.

yes, he committed suicide yesterday.

the funeral of corinne rey-bellet and her brother will be tomorrow.

SloKid
May 4th, 2006, 09:06 AM
yes, he committed suicide yesterday.

the funeral of corinne rey-bellet and her brother will be tomorrow.
On the day he was supposed to get married :sad: