Boxer's Death Ruled a Suicide

Twist! Originally suspected to have been murdered by his wife, police have ruled that the death of boxer Arturo Gatti was a suicide. Lead investigator Paulo Alberes told the Associated Press that Gatti killed himself July 11 in the northeastern Brazil apartment he was renting on vacation with his wife and 10-month-old son, clearing Amanda Rodrigues of allegations that she strangled her husband with a purse strap as he slept. Gatti was found hanging by the strap, and Rodrigues's lawyer pointed out that Rodrigues could not have physically lifted Gatti in order to suspend him. The retired world-class boxer and his wife were rumored to have a rocky marriage and the vacation was intended to be a second honeymoon of sorts. Though friends remain adamant that Gatti was not suicidal, Rodrigues will be freed from jail this afternoon.