Gatti’s wife one of the main suspects in his death!
Authorities in Brazil are somewhat confused by Amanda’s (Gatti’s wife) changing story, as well as the recovery of a bloody purse strap which one investigator believes was used to strangle the unconscious fighter.
Authorities investigating the death of Arturo Gatti have revealed Gatti’s wife, Amanda Rodrigues, is one of their main suspects in the boxer’s death.
Gatti was found dead early Saturday morning by his wife in their room at the seaside resort of Porto de Galihnas in Brazil. Brazilian police officials have pointed to inconsistencies in Rodrigues’ testimony that have given them grounds for suspicion. The couple was on a ’second honeymoon’ in Brazil along with their 10-month-old son. Brazilian authorities said the information Rodrigues has given them is inconsistent, which they believe is grounds for suspicion.
Rodrigues told police she and her husband were involved in a heated argument on Friday night in a Brazilian bar, and that Gatti was drunk by the time they returned to the hotel.
Gatti’s wife revealed to authorities that she and her husband were involved in a very heated argument on Friday night in a Brazilian bar, and claims that Gatti was drunk when they came home. Gatti was found with marks on his neck and a wound to the back of his head which they believe was the result of a blow from an unknown object. According to reports police found a blood stained purse strap that one detective believes may have been used to strangle the fighter.
Brazilian authorities said the information Rodrigues has given them is inconsistent, which they believe is grounds for suspicion.
A close friend of Gatti’s, Brazilian boxer and four-time world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas told the G1 Web site of Brazil’s largest television network Globo that he “knew [Gatti and his wife] were having some sort of problem and were about to separate.”
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