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March 6th, 2013
06:28 AM ET

Three people confess to acid attack on Russian ballet director – Phil Black reports


A Russian ballet troupe, a vicious acid attack on its director and a star dancer's confession.

The attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, allegedly masterminded by a lead dancer at the troupe, has jolted the centuries-old Moscow fixture.

And as more details emerge, so does the number of suspects. Dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko confessed to ordering the attack, Russian police said Wednesday.As did the driver of the getaway car and the masked attacker who flung concentrated sulfuric acid on director Sergei Filin on a Moscow street on January 17.

The attack left Filin with third-degree burns to his face and eyes.

Phil Black reports live on "Early Start" this morning with more on the motive behind the acid attack.

READ MORE: Police: Bolshoi Ballet lead dancer behind director's acid attack

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