Bodyguards Guilty of Attempted Murder at Wedding of Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
- Staff Writer
- Dec 05, 2013 07:44 AM EST
Gisele Bundchen is lighting up the Instragam sphere with photos of her and her daughter doing Yoga together, but for two bodyguards that worked for her and Tom Brady's wedding in Costa Rica it is the start of some very hard time ... five years' worth.
Miguel Solis and Alexander Rivas were found guilty on attempted murder charges after they allegedly fired shots at two photographers who were attempting to get images of the Brazilian model and NFL great as they exchanged vows in Costa Rica in 2009. A third bodyguard was acquitted in the case.
The photographers claim they were shooting from an adjacent property at the time. The bodyguards claimed the photographers were trespassing on the property where the wedding was being held.
Brady backed up his employees' version of the events, telling Sports Illustrated in 2009, "Absolute, total B.S. We found two guys on our property, and we told them to get out. Our security guys didn't even have guns. There were no shots fired."
A judge in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, didn't see it that way and the two were found guilty, sentenced to five years in prison, and ordered to pay $10,000 each to the photographers.
"The bullet went between us, missing our heads. If the bullet been a little more to the left or right, it would have killed one of us," Aviles said to the Daily Mail after the verdict, adding that the shots fired had smashed the back window of the vehicle they were riding in.
As of late, Bundchen is making waves in the glamour world with a steamy cover shoot for the Brazilian edition of Vogue magazine. As the holidays are approaching though, she'll most likely stick to the cold northeast, where her husband is busy at the helm of the New England Patriots offense.
"For me the end of the year is always a time to reflect and recharge my energies," she said in the New York Daily News. "I like to relax with my family, so I'll stay with my husband and kids in Boston."