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Old 07-13-2009, 11:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Police accuse Gatti's wife of killing ex-boxer

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities detained the wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti and formally accused her Sunday of killing him at an upmarket seaside tourist resort in Brazil.

Police said 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues was taken into custody after contradictions in her interrogation and presented a formal accusation against her. Prosecutors will later decide whether she will be charged.

Rodrigues, who denies any involvement in her husband's death, was the first to find the slain boxer's body early Saturday inside the vacation apartment they were renting at the Porto de Galinhas resort in northeastern Brazil, police said.

The former junior welterweight champion was apparently strangled with the strap of a purse, which was found at the scene with blood stains, said Milena Saraiva, a spokeswoman for the Pernambuco state civil police. She told The Associated Press that the Canadian also sustained a head injury.

Police said Rodrigues, a Brazilian, could not explain how she spent nearly 10 hours inside the residence without noticing that Gatti was already dead.
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/boxin...tm?csp=usat.me
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dam shame...i loved that guys heart as Im sure everyone did...He will be missed......

R.I.P Arturo Gatti
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what a ******* bitch. hits him in the head and strangles him while he's out, i guess. probably thought she's get to keep all his money and collect on a life insurance policy.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the article but what a bummer if that is true. And he's been my favorite ever since his fights with Ivan Robinson, but everyone that hears me talk about him says "Who?"
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Thanks for the article but what a bummer if that is true. And he's been my favorite ever since his fights with Ivan Robinson, but everyone that hears me talk about him says "Who?"
Make new friends...kidding...I dont know how people dont know him...are you askin alot of chic's????

Either way he's def gone and it seems plausable she did this.....R.I.P Arturo......
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats TWO of my all time favorite boxers to die in the last few weeks, Alexis Arguello and now Arturo Gatti--- this sucks. WHATS GOING ON????
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Thats TWO of my all time favorite boxers to die in the last few weeks, Alexis Arguello and now Arturo Gatti--- this sucks. WHATS GOING ON????

reped for truth....I cannot believe Arguello killed himself.......this has been a bas month or so to be a celebrity....
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what a ******* bitch. hits him in the head and strangles him while he's out, i guess. probably thought she's get to keep all his money and collect on a life insurance policy.
WTF are these women thinking? McNair's gf and now this? Was this woman actually married to Gatti? Get a divorce and hope for a large payout if he's cheating on you. You don't effin kill the guy. I'm sick of this "you owe me something" attitude celebrity significant others feel entitled to.
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The police are now saying it was suicide and released the wife. Sportscenter video at link:

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/box...ory?id=4366517
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Read this article earlier- pretty effed up imho. They are seriously claiming he hung himself with a PURSE STRAP? What the hell kind of purse strap is long enough to actually hang yourself from? And although I heard the head wound is being called a result of his being cut down and the head smacking as he fell, how do they explain the bloody knife they reported finding nearby?

Oh, and why would a filthy rich, young, successful boxer kill himself while on vacation with his bride and 10 month old child? This just reeks of corrupt law enforcement.
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