Coroner’s Findings Indicate Gatti’s Death May Have Been Suicide

by abournenesn

Jul 19, 2009

According to the Jornal do Comercio newspaper, the autopsy on boxer Arturo Gatti's body stated that Gatti's body was "suspended and hanged, indicating he may have
committed suicide" the Associated Press is reporting.

The Italian-Canadian former boxing champ's wife Amanda Rodrigues has been the lone suspect after Gatti's body was found dead inside the couple's Brazilian vacation rental apartment on July 11. Police arrested Rodrigues on suspicion of murder after the 23-year-old called police at 9 a.m. on July 11 when she found her husband's body.

Investigators found that there was no forced entry and that the electronic locks had not been used after the couple entered it that evening, but Rodrigues' attorney argues that Rodrigues isn't physically able to commit such an act.

"She is fragile, young and skinny — how could she kill a boxing champion?" Rodrigues' attorney Celio Avelino told the AP. "When she awoke, she presumed he had committed suicide. But she
had nothing to do with it."

Police said there was a knife wound in the back of Gatti's head and citing the results of the autopsy, the Jornal do Comercio said the laceration "may have occurred when the body fell to the floor."

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