Thursday, July 30, 2009

Boxer Gatti's Death Ruled A Suicide

Photo: Former world boxing champion Arturo Gatti, whose body was found in his Brazil apartment earlier this month, learned to box in Montreal and moved to New Jersey to pursue the sport. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

From The CBC:

Brazilian police have ruled that former world boxing champion Arturo Gatti, formerly of Montreal, committed suicide and his wife has been ordered released.

Lead investigator Paulo Alberes told The Associated Press that Gatti, 37, killed himself on July 11 in a seaside resort in northeastern Brazil.

Police had detained his wife, Amanda Rodrigues, 23, accusing her of strangling Gatti with her purse strap as he drunkenly slept.

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Update: Brazil police rule Canadian boxer Arturo Gatti's death suicide -- CTV News

My Comment: A lot of people are not going to be happy with this ruling.

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