Talk about your non-committal autopsy!
The autopsy of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti indicates that could have committed suicide, been accidentally killed or murdered, according to Jornal do Comercio newspaper on Saturday. This is a kin to the weather man saying that it is going to be sunny, or maybe rainy, or maybe overcast with a chance of snow. This autopsey might have created more questions than answered them.
The 37 year old Arturo Gatti was found dead in his hotel room in at the seaside resort of Porto de Galinhas, Brazil.
The autopsy report said that “murder or accidental death” could not be ruled out; however, there was no explanation for “accidental death.” Paula Cysneiros, the spokeswoman for the medical examiners office would not confirm the newspaper’s report.
SAO PAULO — An autopsy indicates former boxing champion Arturo Gatti could have committed suicide, been accidentally killed or murdered, according to Jornal do Comercio newspaper on Saturday.
Jornal do Comercio said it obtained a copy of the coroner’s initial findings.
Police have said from the beginning they are certain Gatti’s 23-year-old wife strangled the boxer with her purse strap as he drunkenly slept on July 11, but the autopsy report raises some doubts.
According to the Washington Post, the Jornal do Comercio newspaper reported Saturday that the autopsy findings it obtained stated Gatti’s body was “suspended and hanged, indicating he may have committed suicide.”
The wife Arturo Gatti, Amanda Rodrigues, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Amanda Rodrigues’ attorney, Celio Avelino, has held along with Rodrigues’ sister Flavia that Gatti’s wife was to small and frail to have murdered the former boxing champion.
Investigators said there was no sign of forced entry and that the electronic locks on the apartment indicated only Gatti and his wife had entered.
Police said Gatti had marks on his throat, indicating he was strangled.
Rodrigues’ sister, Flavia, told the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo this week that there was “no way she could have strangled a man of that size.”
Rodrigues’ attorney, Celio Avelino, told The Associated Press he agreed with Flavia’s conclusion.
“She is fragile, young and skinny — how could she kill a boxing champion?” Avelino said. “When she awoke, she presumed he had committed suicide. But she had nothing to do with it.”