Gatti's wife accused in his slaying

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Brazilian authorities detained the wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti and formally accused her yesterday of killing him at a posh seaside tourist resort in Brazil.
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Triton75

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#44 Aug 10, 2009
Alledgedly, Amanda Rodrigues sent an email to Arturo Gatti's stockbroker requesting wire-transfer of $450,000 to her account a full day before he was found dead.

Furthermore, the 2nd-autopsy suggests there was 'blunt-force-trauma' markings on Gatti's body...

Since: Aug 08

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#45 Aug 10, 2009
Triton75 wrote:
Alledgedly, Amanda Rodrigues sent an email to Arturo Gatti's stockbroker requesting wire-transfer of $450,000 to her account a full day before he was found dead.
Furthermore, the 2nd-autopsy suggests there was 'blunt-force-trauma' markings on Gatti's body...
not really shocking though is it? I really feel that she has something to do with his death! I have a feeling that the truth will come out slowly, it's going to be awhile before the authorities can piece this together, but something tell's me you were right in that she might walk! I hope not, but she might.
Linebacker

Saint Cloud, FL

#46 Aug 18, 2009
Like most boxers, he was a punch drunk moron and she was sick of it.

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#47 Aug 20, 2009
Linebacker wrote:
Like most boxers, he was a punch drunk moron and she was sick of it.
So do you think she had him killed?
Dean

Marco Island, FL

#48 Aug 20, 2009
IF YOU COME UP FROM BEHIND OF SOMEONE AND KNOCK THEM IN THE HEAD OR STAB THEM YOU CAN YOU STRANGLE THAT PERSON WITH NO PROBLEM! I'm sick and tired of people saying this little whore could not take down the mighty Gatti. Maybe she did not do the actual killing, she could have easly have let someone in!

AND I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT WAS ON THEIR COMPUTER THAT WAS HANDED IN! It's been a few weeks not and all the tests should be arriving any day now. Trust me, Arturo did not want to end his life! He loved life, his family/friends and his children.

RIP champ! Gone but not forgotten!

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#49 Aug 20, 2009
Dean wrote:
IF YOU COME UP FROM BEHIND OF SOMEONE AND KNOCK THEM IN THE HEAD OR STAB THEM YOU CAN YOU STRANGLE THAT PERSON WITH NO PROBLEM! I'm sick and tired of people saying this little whore could not take down the mighty Gatti. Maybe she did not do the actual killing, she could have easly have let someone in!
AND I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE WHAT WAS ON THEIR COMPUTER THAT WAS HANDED IN! It's been a few weeks not and all the tests should be arriving any day now. Trust me, Arturo did not want to end his life! He loved life, his family/friends and his children.
RIP champ! Gone but not forgotten!
No need to yell at me, if you go back on this thread you will read that I agree with you. I do think she had SOMETHING to do with his death, but how much involvement I don't know. If she comes from money then any and all evidence will be covered up pretty well, that's what I'm afraid of, but it wouldn't shock me if that is what's going to happen in the end. The police have to be able to link her to the actual death and I don't see how they are going to do that right now. I am waiting to hear what they found on that computer myself.
James T

Casar, NC

#51 Aug 24, 2009
Most boxers live a reckless life. They drink run with women, gamble etc. They usually get what is coming to them. I have witnessed fighters in the gym say "I'd rather fight then work" Another bum of the month, don't you think? The sport shows no class. I hope the Medical Association can help get it banned. I have nothing to do with that shit anymore!!!!!!!
GARCIA

United States

#54 Sep 2, 2009
A person can be strangled if they are passed out. Others have died choking on their owm vomit. She is very capable of commiting the crime but she did need some help to make look like a suicide.
brat

Québec, Canada

#55 Feb 4, 2012
Linebacker wrote:
Like most boxers, he was a punch drunk moron and she was sick of it.
and u r f... idiot if u know what r u talking about. easy to judge? did u know him? i did!!!!!!! and i know she had him killed
redrum

Lake George, NY

#58 Mar 6, 2012
What is all this shit? This is a Nascar Forum.
JanetPlanet

San Mateo, CA

#59 Dec 6, 2012
First, I have no ties to Gatti's wife. I don't even like her (just from seeing her interviews etc). BUT...

IF, and that's a big IF...Gatti acted like a responsible, well-adjusted man, not a wife beater, alcholic, drug abuser, multiple suicide attempter (there are medical records of this) etc., then maybe you can believe what his friends say about Amanda being a killer.

The problem is that Gatti's friends obviously did not know their friend very well.

There are DOCUMENTED accounts of his domestic abuse, uncontrolled temper, irrational handling of his financial matters, his severe depression after retirement and his drinking and driving (so many times that he lost his driver's license for 10 years). He was actually a PRIME candidate for suicide.

As for the money, the fact that he changed his will so shortly before his death is even more evidence that he committed suicide. And who else but his wife and child should have his money?

My husband's Will doesn't give his estate to his parents. His Will gives me everything. This is what MOST Wills state. Even if his prior Will gives everything to his mother/family, the wife still gets everything that was their community property. You don't have to like it, but not liking it doesn't make it untrue. I can understand if Gatti’s daughter fought for some of the estate, but as for the rest of the family, they are just not entitled to it. And the ONLY person the family has to “blame” for this is Gatti himself, everything that his life had become was because of his own choices.

No woman could have dealt with a man this out of control. Her only crime was staying with a man she should have left.

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