Amanda Rodrigues, Wife of Former Boxing Champion Arturo Gatti Arrested & Charged with His murder


The wife of Arturo Gatti’s arrested for the murder of the former boxing champion.


Photo of Amanda Rodrigues, the 23-year-old wife of murdered boxer Arturo Gatti being escorted by police. Campos/JC Imagem/PAGOS

Amanda Rodrigues, the 23 year old wife of Arturo Gatti has been arrested and charged the former boxing champions murder. Brazilian authorities arrested Amanda Carina Barbosa Rodrigues for the death of Arturo Gatti. According to authorities, Gatti was strangled with a purse strap in a hotel room Saturday at a Sao Paolo, Brazil resort. It is also be reported, as we had previously suspected, that Arturo Gatti was murdered in his sleep.

Brazilian authorities have charged the wife of slain former boxing champ Arturo Gatti with her husband’s murder, police said.

They arrested 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues Sunday, saying she used the strap of her purse to strangle the former junior welterweight champion in his sleep, police said.

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Amanda Rodrigues, Wife of Former Boxing Champion Arturo Gatti Arrested & Charged with His murder”

    1. Scared Monkeys on July 12th, 2009 6:31 pm

      Isn’t it amazing how fast a crime is solved when a police force is motivated and there is no one covering up the crime!

      All began when the wife’s stories to police became inconsistent. Hmm, where have I heard that happen before?


    2. keeper on July 12th, 2009 6:59 pm

      Shes hot, dam she must also be strong, I would like to (edit) her.
      Good luck BUT REMEMBER”
      SM: Was that really necessary?

    3. Scared Monkeys on July 12th, 2009 7:22 pm

      You don’t have to be too strong when you bash some one in the head when they are asleep and then strangle them while they are unconscious.


    4. Scared Monkeys on July 12th, 2009 7:26 pm

      Many of the signs were there from the outset. Although I hinted a bit I did not want to speculate too much.

      The fact that he was killed in the room where his wife slept and she never awoke?

      No sign of a break in and the police never referenced robbery.

      The wife’s story started changing too much.

      Gatti was killed with the strap of a purse. A killer/robber would have used something other than a purse of a murder weapon.

      It just goes to show that when police put all the pieces of the puzzle together, it gets pretty easy to solve a crime. And fast. Aruba, are you paying attention?


    5. R.L.Haley on July 13th, 2009 12:02 pm

      What a crazy Bitch,dont they have a baby but its to late for post-partum about he was going to divorce you wouldnt go to sleep next to someone you have just told your going to dump, leave or…unless you have had numerous hits to the head,she found out he was cheating, he denied it or said “yeah so” and she will claim it was a crime of passion.Both so young.

    6. R.L.Haley on July 13th, 2009 12:09 pm

      Ok wait he was 36? and she is 23 he did assalt her before I mean the battery charges,So he was retired.

    7. R.L.Haley on July 13th, 2009 12:11 pm

      See thats why I have my own bedroom lol

    8. R.L.Haley on July 13th, 2009 12:12 pm

      sorry not funny

    9. Memory Keeper on July 14th, 2009 12:22 am

      Maybe it’s time that the Marriage Laws need to be changed to require a proficient knowledge of the ease and benefits of a No Fault Divorce, prior to the issue of a Marriage License.
      Because the murder occurred in Brazil is there any advantage given to the wife? Brazil does recognize Postpartum Depression as a illness.

    10. Brazilian Police Say Arturo Gatti’s Death was a Suicide … Wife Amanda Rodrigues Released from Jail | Scared Monkeys on July 30th, 2009 11:22 pm

      [...] Arturo Gatti was a suicide. Gatti’s wife, Amanda Rodrigues, has been released from jail. She had been arrested by Brazilian police on suspicion if murder. Arturo Gatti was found dead in his rented condo [...]

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