Friday, July 10, 2009

Sigh.. another athlete killed by their lady... RIP Arturo Ghatti

Amanda Rodrigues: Arturo Gatti wife picture

Police said Arturo Gatti, 37, was strangled with apurse strap and his wife, Amanda Rodrigues, 23, was taken into custody after contradictions in her interrogation. Gatti's body was found early Saturday in a hotel room at the Porto de Galinhas resort in northeastern Brazil. The former junior welterweight champion apparently was strangled with the strap of a purse, which was found at the scene with bloodstains, said Milena Saraiva, a spokeswoman for the Pernambuco state civil police. She said the Canadian native also had a head injury. The investigation was not complete, but Saraiva said Sundat that authorities were preparing to present a formal accusation against Rodrigues, who denied being involved in her husband's death. Police said Rodrigues, a Brazilian, could not explain how she spent nearly 10 hours in the room without noticing that Gatti was dead. Authorities were investigating witness reports that the couple fought and Gatti was drunk when he returned to his room Friday night, Saraiva said, adding police were told the pair were extremely jealous of each other and that he constantly complained of her clothing when she traveled to Brazil. Acelino "Popo" Freitas, a four-time world champion Brazilian boxer, told Globo TV's web site on Saturday that he was a close friend of Gatti and his wife and he "knew they were having some sort of problem and were about to separate." The couple's 1-year-old son, who was unhurt, was with Rodrigues' sister, Saraiva said. Gatti's friends expressed sadness upon hearing of his death. READ MORE HERE from

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