Sunday, July 12, 2009

Gatti's wife held as suspect

Brazilian authorities have detained the wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti as a suspect following his death at a posh seaside resort in Brazil.

The 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues was taken into custody Sunday after contradictions arose 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.

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