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12 July 2009

More on Arturo Gatti

After reading a comment from one of Thunder's friends, noting that Arturo Gatti and his wife were having problems, here's what I posted on Twitter around midnight: "Will there be shades of McNair or oppOJ when the Gatti story develops further?"
Didn't take long for an answer.
Police detain wife of former boxing champion Gatti
By TALES AZZONI – 25 minutes ago
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian authorities say they have detained the wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti as a suspect following his death at a posh seaside resort in Brazil.
Police say 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues was taken into custody Sunday because of contradictions when she was interrogated. Gatti's body was found early Saturday in a hotel room at the Porto de Galinhas resort in northeastern Brazil.
A spokeswoman for the Pernambuco state civil police says Gatti was apparently strangled with the strap of a purse, which was found with blood stains at the scene. Milena Saraiva told The Associated Press that the Canadian also had a head injury.
Saraiva said authorities were preparing to present a formal accusation against Rodrigues.

Recommended reading: The Press of AC's stories about Gatti, who was an institutional Boardwalk legend.


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