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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Jul 31, 2009
 
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I guess the cheque must have cleared:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE56U17120...
Looks rather pleased with herself, doesn't she?
Wouldn't you be smiling if you were just cleared of a murder charge?

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Triton75 wrote:
I guess the cheque must have cleared:
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE56U17120...
Looks rather pleased with herself, doesn't she?
You are hilarious! You still really believe she killed him don't you? I am not convinced he commited suicide, but I don't think she killed him, another man could have strangled him and hung him up there and what about that 10 hours his wife spent in the room with his corpse and didn't notice him hanging there? The Brazilian Police made that part up right? These articles are not addressing any of the accusations made in their first press release, notice that?
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You are hilarious! You still really believe she killed him don't you? I am not convinced he commited suicide, but I don't think she killed him, another man could have strangled him and hung him up there and what about that 10 hours his wife spent in the room with his corpse and didn't notice him hanging there? The Brazilian Police made that part up right? These articles are not addressing any of the accusations made in their first press release, notice that?
You're saying this as if it's an utterly ridiculous notion that she had anything to do with it? I guess that makes me and the Brazilian police on the same level of stupidity then, being as they pointed the finger at her first.

Even Brazilians have been taken aback at this case and it's result.

I've read somewhere (sorry, can't remember link) that The Gattis are going to have a 2nd autopsy performed and if any 'irregularities' are found compared to the 1st auopsy in Brazil, then they are going to make counter-claims.

But if a 2nd autopsy also concludes that Gatti's body was indeed found in a 'hanged/suspended' state...then I can't see where that leaves them.
The ongoing 'She-isn't strong-enough-to-strangle/hang -a-guy' vs 'He-would-never-have-committed -suicide' argument will only further fuel the nagging suspicion that she got someone else involved to assist her with his murder and make it 'look' like a suicide.

Librahoppa - I don't want to get into an argument with you, but aren't you even slightly surprised that she's walked completely free? I'd like to hear your views.

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<quoted text>You're saying this as if it's an utterly ridiculous notion that she had anything to do with it? I guess that makes me and the Brazilian police on the same level of stupidity then, being as they pointed the finger at her first.
Even Brazilians have been taken aback at this case and it's result.
I've read somewhere (sorry, can't remember link) that The Gattis are going to have a 2nd autopsy performed and if any 'irregularities' are found compared to the 1st auopsy in Brazil, then they are going to make counter-claims.
But if a 2nd autopsy also concludes that Gatti's body was indeed found in a 'hanged/suspended' state...then I can't see where that leaves them.
The ongoing 'She-isn't strong-enough-to-strangle/hang -a-guy' vs 'He-would-never-have-committed -suicide' argument will only further fuel the nagging suspicion that she got someone else involved to assist her with his murder and make it 'look' like a suicide.
Librahoppa - I don't want to get into an argument with you, but aren't you even slightly surprised that she's walked completely free? I'd like to hear your views.
I use to work in a lab, the forensics floor was only 2 floors up! We had to take continuing education classes to keep our lab license. We beat the 130lb woman killing the grown man up theory to death in these classes, wanna know why? Because when the man dies in a situation where he is involved in a tumultuous relationship with a woman, the woman is ALWAYS suspect number 1 with the police! Our forensic team has to figure out what the h*ll happened to the man to cause his death. The first thing they do is figure out the weight of his partner and see if they can react the strangulation with her exact weight against his, remember just because he was drinking doesn't mean he couldn't have fought her off. Women are NOT physically strong enough to strangle grown men as a usual rule of thumb according to the forensic team. Once in awhile a woman is tall enough and strong enough to take on a grown man, but it is highly unusual according to the forensic teams research. Believe it or not, this situation is not as rare as you might imagine. That is why we went over it so much.
I am not suprised that she is walking free because if he was killed by someone else, there is no evidence to support that scenario and will probably never be any. If she is involved somehow, where is the evidence? See what I mean? there is none. I don't believe she did the actual killing, using my experience in the labs and with the forensic team, I don't buy into that illogical theory, but she could have had him killed, so far they don't have any evidence of that. So they had to let her go. If they really suspect her of being involved, they will continue to look for evidence, now this all rest with the skill level of the killer(s), if there were any.
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Aug 1, 2009
 
Well, now we have totally different information released by the Brazilian police authorities. They say he hanged himself from a height of 7' from the apartment stairwell...with a 'bag strap'.
The puncture wound to the back of the neck was from being hit by a stone or rock when a crowd tried to intervene during their argument at the downtown bar.
Full details on what happened that night here:
http://www.tsn.ca/boxing/story/...

If later today, the Canadian coroner confirms that the marks on Gatti's neck were the result of hanging / suspension with a strap rather than of strangulation....then I guess we have to say Amanda Gatti (regardless of whether she's a stripper, a gold-digger, devious, vicious, etc) is an innocent woman.

Then, I guess Canadian authorities will re-charge her with murder.
Quite how the Brazilian authorities will deal with this in terms of extradition, I've no idea.

Librahoppa - the thing that still puzzles me - if the Brazilian police got this so wrong first time around, how can we also trust their claim that no-one else was involved, no-one else entered he apartment?
But then there's a big loophole here too: if she had of let some other guy (or guys) into the apartment while Gatti was still conscious, then they'd have been a trashed room, other markings on Gatti to suggest a struggle and someone would have heard something.
Furthermore, if Gatti was passed-out drunk, would two thugs off the street have used her purse-strap to kill him? They'd have stabbed him or beaten him to death, yeah...but a purse-strap?
Very doubtful.

We shall learn more later today or tomorrow.
For the sake of the 10-month old baby, I hope the 2nd forensic tests confirm the suicide and Amanda Rodrigues-Gatti can go about her life (which, I'm sure is almost irrevocably changed now)

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Let me introduce you to my wife. She is 5'6, weighs 135 pounds, and I am sure she could strangle me without any problems! Just joking, but she is kinda scary sometimes.
Tex, your death maybe closer than you think if she reads your post. Where do we send flowers.

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Well, now we have totally different information released by the Brazilian police authorities. They say he hanged himself from a height of 7' from the apartment stairwell...with a 'bag strap'.
The puncture wound to the back of the neck was from being hit by a stone or rock when a crowd tried to intervene during their argument at the downtown bar.
Full details on what happened that night here:
http://www.tsn.ca/boxing/story/...
If later today, the Canadian coroner confirms that the marks on Gatti's neck were the result of hanging / suspension with a strap rather than of strangulation....then I guess we have to say Amanda Gatti (regardless of whether she's a stripper, a gold-digger, devious, vicious, etc) is an innocent woman.
Then, I guess Canadian authorities will re-charge her with murder.
Quite how the Brazilian authorities will deal with this in terms of extradition, I've no idea.
Librahoppa - the thing that still puzzles me - if the Brazilian police got this so wrong first time around, how can we also trust their claim that no-one else was involved, no-one else entered he apartment?
But then there's a big loophole here too: if she had of let some other guy (or guys) into the apartment while Gatti was still conscious, then they'd have been a trashed room, other markings on Gatti to suggest a struggle and someone would have heard something.
Furthermore, if Gatti was passed-out drunk, would two thugs off the street have used her purse-strap to kill him? They'd have stabbed him or beaten him to death, yeah...but a purse-strap?
Very doubtful.
We shall learn more later today or tomorrow.
For the sake of the 10-month old baby, I hope the 2nd forensic tests confirm the suicide and Amanda Rodrigues-Gatti can go about her life (which, I'm sure is almost irrevocably changed now)
Thanks for the article link. I'm with you on the trust issue thing with the Brazilian Police interpretation of the crime scene, they really screwed that up! However, I am in doubt as to Amanda's knowledge of Gatti's death, I think she know's more than what she is telling. If I was upstairs sleeping in my kids room in a strange apartment in a different country, I would be more aware of noises at night, wouldn't you? If my husband was trying to hang himself downstairs, I would know about it. When you go to hang yourself, you can only be quite for the first part of the hanging, the actual hanging itself can be very noisy depending on the strangulation hold on the neck, the bodies involuntary reaction(flailing around, etc). Even the police said that the wall he hung himself from had marks all over it, how does that happen quitely? It doesn't! Amanda is either the most stupid female on the face of this planet or she is a liar, I am going for the liar theory. The other thing that bothers me is the "bloody strap laying next to the body" that the Brazilian Police found when they walked into the room. How is it that Amanda missed that bloody strap the first time she got up to get the baby's milk at 6 am? She claimed to have seen him laying on the floor, so what she didn't see the knocked over stool? the marks on the wall? the bloody strap next to the body? Yeah right, sure and I am a super model!
Hanging is an interesting kill because if someone hangs themself compared to a professional killer who enter's the apartment and hangs him, there is no proof! It is easier than you think to kill someone by hanging them over a wall because it looks like suicide either way. It's a professional killers ideal situation. The professional killer would have to be a man of equal weight and height or bigger though. I still think Gatti could have been murdered,but by whom? Can't answer that one, if Amanda comes into a lot of money soon, we will have the motive though huh?

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Aug 1, 2009
 
I also feel that Amanda couldn't have been that sound of a sleeper because she has a 10 month old baby, mother's usually don't sleep heavy with babies! They are very light sleeper's.
I can not testify to Gatti's emotional state of mind either, that is the mystery here. If his marriage was in shambles and he was afraid of loosing his family and he was an emotional walking mess, then yes, suicide could be declared with ease, but even if he did commit suicide, I believe Amanda knew what he was doing and she chose to do nothing about it! That's really sad that their marriage got to this point.
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Aug 1, 2009
 
Librahoppa - I've read some pretty dread things about this situation on various forums:

1 -'Earlier this week, friends close to the Gatti family brought a computer to the Montreal police, claiming it had evidence of interest to his death. Montreal police have not searched the contents of the computer, and are making arrangements to have it sent to Brazilian authorities, Montreal police Constable Ian Lacoursiere said'

2 -'Gatti's will was modified three weeks before his death giving almost everything he owns to his wife Amanda Rodrigues. This coming out from CKAC 730 AM a French all-around Montreal sports radio station. If confirmed, Gatti's wife would have everything in case of Arthuro's death including the custody of the baby and Gatti's family nothing.... Gatti's took arrangments for her to have 1 million dollars right away in case of his death. A long time friend of Arthuro and the Gatti's works at that radio station.'

I can't confirm these with a link unfortunately.
You know what? I'm thinking she maybe was the cause of his death even if he committed suicide.
Consider: she tells him that night at the bar that she's going to leave him for another guy and take Arturo Jr away with her for good. That would certainly prompt the reactin of him losing it and throwing her to the ground in a rage.
Maybe he thenthreatened to kill himslf when they both got back to the apartment that night and she said "fine, go ahead - do it".

What effect would that have on any guy, let alone a drunken Gatti? If that was me, I'd be terrified and devastated.

As for your 'professional killer' theory - well, I can't see someone like Gatti sucumbbing to that: the guy was an all-out warrior and would have fought tooth-and-nail for his life in such a situation - that was his forte.

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I still think another man could take him if he was drunk as people claimed he was, they should have run a tox screen on him to see what drugs were in his body!

So....the plot thickens, the wife gets it all in the event he dies, hhhhhmmmmmm. I think there is more to this story for sure!
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1 - Why go to Brazil?
I think this isn't so obvious - they have been on vacation in Brazil before. I've saw photos of them with Jr on the beach from some paper a week or so back.

2 - "I'll kill you!"
This is what Gatti's mother said that Amanda was always screaming at Arturo during arguments. But this could be the stereotypical Latina temperament that people speak of.
I don't think is meant to be that literally. But obviously in light of what's happened, it can easily been seen as such.

3 - Amanda Gatti tried to get Arturo's will changed in favor of her.
And apparantly he agreed in the end. But then, a husband naming his wife as one-and-only benefactor in the will isn't particularly uncommon. But leaving the entire Gatti family out is.

4 - Amanda Gatti arrived at the Brazilian resort a day before Arturo Gatti.
Can't answer this - it's maybe some oddity and there must be some obvious explanation, unless it's tied in with #5, below.

5 - Hired-help or accomplices?
At this point, are we suggesting that she'd already made contact with one or more local men from Recife with the view to killing her husband now that:
a - she's the main benefactor of his will
b - she's got him down to Brazil
c - she's encouraging him to get drunk that night so they can get the job done easier?
It really sounds straight out of some Raymond Chandler novel....but truth can be stranger than fiction.

6 -'Keystone Cops'.
Can't speak about the Brazilian police authorities but the media have been told a load of conflicting stories. If they got the initial crime-scene wrong then we could also assume that they were also wrong in syaing it was impossible for anyone else to enter their apartment.

At this point, I agree with you Librahoppa - having see her, I'm having a hard time believing that skinny, 100lb Amanda Gatti could have strangled her husband, drunk/unconscious/whatever.
Plus, something else, how can anyone, I mean ANYONE, go back upstairs, go to bed and sleep the rest of the night with a 10-month baby with her after killing a man or knowing that someone else was downstairs killing him - and the body is lying there?
That's just too odd and creepy for me to believe too.
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Aug 3, 2009
 
Interesting case (one which I'm particularly interested in as I'm off to Brazil in a few months!)

If the 2nd autopsy confirms foul play, I don't think the Canadian or US authorities can do anything about this, however:
WILL CONTEST
A formal objection raised against the validity of a will, based on the contention that the will does not reflect the actual intent of the testator (in this case, Arturo Gatti). Will contests generally focus on the assertion that the testator lacked testamentary capacity, was operating under an insane delusion, or was SUBJECT TO UNDUE INFLUENCE OR FRAUD. A will may be challenged in its entirety, or only in part.

MURDER
If she the Canadian autopsy and toxicology results do show that Arturo Gatti was indeed murdered...then what? How do they actually prove that Amanda Gatti a) did it alone or b) had someone else do it? All they can do is coerce with Brazilian authorities to re-open and re-examine the case and evidence...that is, if the Brazilian authorities agree.

EXTRADITION
No chance. Even if a federal warrant is obtained by The US Marshall, it can't overrule the extradition treaty signed between the USA and Brazil back in the 1960s. Especially when this condition is met:
* when the requested State is competent to prosecute the individual and it intends to exercise its own jurisdiction accordingly.

Bottom line is, she got all of Gatti's money first, then either killed him / had him killed by one or more others and is now living back in her home country free as a bird.

Sounds like 'the perfect crime' to me....that is, if you can believe a 23-yr old ex-stripper could pull such a thing off.

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Interesting case (one which I'm particularly interested in as I'm off to Brazil in a few months!)
If the 2nd autopsy confirms foul play, I don't think the Canadian or US authorities can do anything about this, however:
WILL CONTEST
A formal objection raised against the validity of a will, based on the contention that the will does not reflect the actual intent of the testator (in this case, Arturo Gatti). Will contests generally focus on the assertion that the testator lacked testamentary capacity, was operating under an insane delusion, or was SUBJECT TO UNDUE INFLUENCE OR FRAUD. A will may be challenged in its entirety, or only in part.
MURDER
If she the Canadian autopsy and toxicology results do show that Arturo Gatti was indeed murdered...then what? How do they actually prove that Amanda Gatti a) did it alone or b) had someone else do it? All they can do is coerce with Brazilian authorities to re-open and re-examine the case and evidence...that is, if the Brazilian authorities agree.
EXTRADITION
No chance. Even if a federal warrant is obtained by The US Marshall, it can't overrule the extradition treaty signed between the USA and Brazil back in the 1960s. Especially when this condition is met:
* when the requested State is competent to prosecute the individual and it intends to exercise its own jurisdiction accordingly.
Bottom line is, she got all of Gatti's money first, then either killed him / had him killed by one or more others and is now living back in her home country free as a bird.
Sounds like 'the perfect crime' to me....that is, if you can believe a 23-yr old ex-stripper could pull such a thing off.
I totally agree with you on this. After working in the lab for awhile, I have learned a few things about "perfect crimes" and strangulation under certain circumstances and just the right way can easily look like suicide. This is a hard crime to prove. I have a question though, does Amanda come from a rich family? I don't think she could pull something like this off by herself and I am wondering if she comes from money, if so, then she will walk free from this for sure. Just wondering.

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1 - Why go to Brazil?
I think this isn't so obvious - they have been on vacation in Brazil before. I've saw photos of them with Jr on the beach from some paper a week or so back.
2 - "I'll kill you!"
This is what Gatti's mother said that Amanda was always screaming at Arturo during arguments. But this could be the stereotypical Latina temperament that people speak of.
I don't think is meant to be that literally. But obviously in light of what's happened, it can easily been seen as such.
3 - Amanda Gatti tried to get Arturo's will changed in favor of her.
And apparantly he agreed in the end. But then, a husband naming his wife as one-and-only benefactor in the will isn't particularly uncommon. But leaving the entire Gatti family out is.
4 - Amanda Gatti arrived at the Brazilian resort a day before Arturo Gatti.
Can't answer this - it's maybe some oddity and there must be some obvious explanation, unless it's tied in with #5, below.
5 - Hired-help or accomplices?
At this point, are we suggesting that she'd already made contact with one or more local men from Recife with the view to killing her husband now that:
a - she's the main benefactor of his will
b - she's got him down to Brazil
c - she's encouraging him to get drunk that night so they can get the job done easier?
It really sounds straight out of some Raymond Chandler novel....but truth can be stranger than fiction.
6 -'Keystone Cops'.
Can't speak about the Brazilian police authorities but the media have been told a load of conflicting stories. If they got the initial crime-scene wrong then we could also assume that they were also wrong in syaing it was impossible for anyone else to enter their apartment.
At this point, I agree with you Librahoppa - having see her, I'm having a hard time believing that skinny, 100lb Amanda Gatti could have strangled her husband, drunk/unconscious/whatever.
Plus, something else, how can anyone, I mean ANYONE, go back upstairs, go to bed and sleep the rest of the night with a 10-month baby with her after killing a man or knowing that someone else was downstairs killing him - and the body is lying there?
That's just too odd and creepy for me to believe too.
You are right, there are just too many circumstantial things to consider to even think this might be suicide. I am not convinced just yet!
To walk by a body on the floor and not notice him breathing? I have my doubts. People who strangle themselves also turn a nice deep purple blueish color in the face and around the neck, then hands and lower arms and the lower legs and feet. She didn't notice the discoloration? REALLY??? No, I guess I am not buying her story. I am having a hard time with this one. What do you know about her family? just curious.

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1 - Why go to Brazil?
I think this isn't so obvious - they have been on vacation in Brazil before. I've saw photos of them with Jr on the beach from some paper a week or so back.
2 - "I'll kill you!"
This is what Gatti's mother said that Amanda was always screaming at Arturo during arguments. But this could be the stereotypical Latina temperament that people speak of.
I don't think is meant to be that literally. But obviously in light of what's happened, it can easily been seen as such.
3 - Amanda Gatti tried to get Arturo's will changed in favor of her.
And apparantly he agreed in the end. But then, a husband naming his wife as one-and-only benefactor in the will isn't particularly uncommon. But leaving the entire Gatti family out is.
4 - Amanda Gatti arrived at the Brazilian resort a day before Arturo Gatti.
Can't answer this - it's maybe some oddity and there must be some obvious explanation, unless it's tied in with #5, below.
5 - Hired-help or accomplices?
At this point, are we suggesting that she'd already made contact with one or more local men from Recife with the view to killing her husband now that:
a - she's the main benefactor of his will
b - she's got him down to Brazil
c - she's encouraging him to get drunk that night so they can get the job done easier?
It really sounds straight out of some Raymond Chandler novel....but truth can be stranger than fiction.
6 -'Keystone Cops'.
Can't speak about the Brazilian police authorities but the media have been told a load of conflicting stories. If they got the initial crime-scene wrong then we could also assume that they were also wrong in syaing it was impossible for anyone else to enter their apartment.
At this point, I agree with you Librahoppa - having see her, I'm having a hard time believing that skinny, 100lb Amanda Gatti could have strangled her husband, drunk/unconscious/whatever.
Plus, something else, how can anyone, I mean ANYONE, go back upstairs, go to bed and sleep the rest of the night with a 10-month baby with her after killing a man or knowing that someone else was downstairs killing him - and the body is lying there?
That's just too odd and creepy for me to believe too.
I agree. I am NOT buying Amanda's account of things. How does anyone NOT notice a body on the floor not breathing? I check for these things automatically, but in this case? I am so not buying her version of events. What do you know about her family?

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Wow! what happened? my fist post to Triton75 didn't show up and the webpage expired so I reposted. Ha Ha!
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Aug 3, 2009
 
Librahoppa,

All I know about Amanda Rodrigues and her family is that she comes from Belo Horizonte in south-eastern Brazil. She left there in 2004 with her mother to live in New Jersey (her father and sister, Flavia, seen at the jail last week) stayed in Belo Horizonte.
I think she was supplementing her studies with 'exotic dancing' at The Squeeze Club in New Jersey where she met Gatti around 2007 (photo of them here from I'm guessing late 2008/early 2009):
http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/95/48...

I can see what's gonna happen though: this is the Gatti family against the country of Brazil.
Whatever happened that night ,Brazil is going to take the side of Amanda Rodrigues. They are not going to sell her out to a foreigner (Gatti's family and lawyer). They'll protect her.
The strip club, the arguments, the restraining order, the drunkeness and the bizarre crime scene is something that Brazil is going to look at like Gatti was the instigator. An ugly scene. An ugly relationship.
It reminds me of Americans who go to Mexico getting involved with drug cartels. You read about them floating inside oil drums in the Pacific Ocean. Not much cooperation from the Mexican authorities.
Something like that applies with Gatti's death.
Brazil won't want anyone north of the border dictating to them of how they conduct the case. They'll protect their own on this, and the more the Gatti's and the lawyer push, Brazil will push back harder.
She'll never set foot in the USA or Canada again or be extradited from Brazil, so, whatever money Amanda Rodrigues has from Gatti's estate now, i.e. the $US1 million inheritance in case of death, I'm pretty sure that's hers and she'll soon be be whooping it up in some Rio de Janiero nightclub in her new Manolo Blahnik heels with whichever 'pitboy' she's f!kcking...
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Librahoppa,

All I know about Amanda Rodrigues and her family is that she comes from Belo Horizonte in south-eastern Brazil. She left there in 2004 with her mother to live in New Jersey (her father and sister, Flavia, seen at the jail last week) stayed in Belo Horizonte.
I think she was supplementing her studies with 'exotic dancing' at The Squeeze Club in New Jersey where she met Gatti around 2007 (photos of them here from I'm guessing early 2009):
http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/95/48...

http://www.canada.com/news/Police+suspect+wif...

I can see what's gonna happen though: this is the Gatti family against the country of Brazil.
Whatever happened that night ,Brazil is going to take the side of Amanda Rodrigues. They are not going to sell her out to a foreigner (Gatti's family and lawyer). They'll protect her.
The strip club, the arguments, the restraining order, the drunkeness and the bizarre crime scene is something that Brazil is going to look at like Gatti was the instigator. An ugly scene. An ugly relationship.
It reminds me of Americans who go to Mexico getting involved with drug cartels. You read about them floating inside oil drums in the Pacific Ocean. Not much cooperation from the Mexican authorities.
Something like that applies with Gatti's death.
Brazil won't want anyone north of the border dictating to them of how they conduct the case. They'll protect their own on this, and the more the Gatti's and the lawyer push, Brazil will push back harder.
She'll never set foot in the USA or Canada again or be extradited from Brazil, so, whatever money Amanda Rodrigues has from Gatti's estate now, i.e. the $US1 million inheritance in case of death, I'm pretty sure that's hers and she'll soon be be whooping it up in some Rio de Janiero nightclub in her new Manolo Blahnik heels with whichever 'pitboy' she's f!kcking...

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Librahoppa,
All I know about Amanda Rodrigues and her family is that she comes from Belo Horizonte in south-eastern Brazil. She left there in 2004 with her mother to live in New Jersey (her father and sister, Flavia, seen at the jail last week) stayed in Belo Horizonte.
I think she was supplementing her studies with 'exotic dancing' at The Squeeze Club in New Jersey where she met Gatti around 2007 (photos of them here from I'm guessing early 2009):
http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/95/48...
http://www.canada.com/news/Police+suspect+wif...
I can see what's gonna happen though: this is the Gatti family against the country of Brazil.
Whatever happened that night ,Brazil is going to take the side of Amanda Rodrigues. They are not going to sell her out to a foreigner (Gatti's family and lawyer). They'll protect her.
The strip club, the arguments, the restraining order, the drunkeness and the bizarre crime scene is something that Brazil is going to look at like Gatti was the instigator. An ugly scene. An ugly relationship.
It reminds me of Americans who go to Mexico getting involved with drug cartels. You read about them floating inside oil drums in the Pacific Ocean. Not much cooperation from the Mexican authorities.
Something like that applies with Gatti's death.
Brazil won't want anyone north of the border dictating to them of how they conduct the case. They'll protect their own on this, and the more the Gatti's and the lawyer push, Brazil will push back harder.
She'll never set foot in the USA or Canada again or be extradited from Brazil, so, whatever money Amanda Rodrigues has from Gatti's estate now, i.e. the $US1 million inheritance in case of death, I'm pretty sure that's hers and she'll soon be be whooping it up in some Rio de Janiero nightclub in her new Manolo Blahnik heels with whichever 'pitboy' she's f!kcking...
I was just wondering, for some reason someone mentioned she came from money, don't know where I read it now. This is a terrible case isn't it?
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