Meet Amanda Rodrigues Gatti, Arturo Gatti’s wife. The slain boxing champ’s wife has been arrested in connection with Arturo Gatti’s death. Read more about this developing story plus photo and video below.
Amanda Rodrigues Gatti, Arturo Gatti’s wife, has been arrested by Brazilian police in connection with the murder of her husband, boxer Arturo Gatti.
Brazilian police found a bloody purse strap in the hotel room at the Porto de Galinhas resort in which they were staying and where Gatti’s blood stained body was found.
Numerous reports are suggesting that Gatti was strangled with said purse strap and had injuries to his head. Amanda Rodrigues Gatti, who is 23 years old, spoke with police and was unable to convey to authorities why she was not aware that her husband was already dead in the hotel room they shared for over 10 hours.
Eyewitness reports saw the two fighting Friday, and according to ABC News, Arturo Gatti returned to their hotel room allegedly drunk. Witnesses have told authorities that the couple were jealous of each other and Arturo Gatti had complained of Amanda’s attire while in Brazil.
The couple were visiting the swanky seaside resort in northeastern Brazil on a second honeymoon, but according to Boxing Scene, the Gattis were having problems. According to Acelino Freitas, a close friend of Gatti, he told Brazilian reporters, “he knew Gatti and his wife were having some sort of problem and were about to separate”.
The couple’s 1-year-old son is now with Rodrigues Gatti’s sister.
You can see a photo of Amanda Rodrigues Gatti, Arturo Gatti’s wife, here. As more pictures become available, we will post them here, so check back often.
A video of Arturo Gatti can be found below.
Arturo Gatti Video