Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Police Accuse Wife In Boxer Gatti's Death

Arturo Gatti with wife Amanda Rodrigues, 23, and their 10-month-old son, Arturo Jr., during an earlier trip in Brazil this summer. Gatti was found dead in a Brazilian seaside resort on Saturday.

From The CBC:

Police investigating the death of former Canadian boxing champion Arturo Gatti are working on the assumption his wife strangled him with her purse strap while he drunkenly slept.

The woman's lawyer, however, insists she is innocent and was too "fragile" to kill a boxer.

Lead investigator Moises Teixeira told The Associated Press on Monday nothing is being ruled out but he is certain the woman acted by herself.

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Update #1: Gatti's family heads to Brazil to claim his body -- CTV

Update #2: Police suspect wife strangled Arturo Gatti while he slept -- Montreal Gazette

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