The wife of Arturo Gatti has been accused of murdering him.
Press Release – Wired PR News – The wife of Canadian boxing champion Arturo Gatti has been named a suspect in his murder. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Amanda Rodrigues was recently taken into police custody after being interrogated over the circumstances of her husband’s death Saturday.
As noted by the AP, Rodrigues is said to deny involvement; however, police state she was unable to provide a reasonable explanation for why she did not notice her husband was dead while being inside a residence with him for almost 10 hours, after he had been strangled. Gatti is said to have appeared to have been strangled with a purse strap.
Brazilian boxer, Acelino “Popo” Freitas, who has stated he was a close friend of the couple, is quoted in the report as stating of the two he “knew they were having some sort of problem and were about to separate.”
The couple has a one year-old son.
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