Monday, July 13, 2009

Amanda Rodrigues Kills Boxing Champ With Purse Strap


I don't know what they are teaching at strip clubs around the world, but apparently in Brazil they must have had a lesson on how to choke to death your world champion boxer husband with a purse strap. Over the weekend, Brazilian police charged Amanda Rodrigues with killing her husband and former world champion boxer Arturo Gatti. I don't watch a lot of boxing, but the way Arturo fought and gave a thousand percent made him one of my favorite boxers.

Apparently the couple were on vacation at a resort in Brazil. They both were extremely jealous people and Arturo didn't like what Amanda chose to wear that night. Arturo was drunk and they got into a fight. According to Amanda she suffered some cuts and bruises as a result of the fight. I can imagine that being in a fight with a boxer was probably a very scary thing. It also was probably not the first time it happened. Anyway, after Arturo fell asleep or passed out, the police said Amanda choked him to death were her purse.

The couple met in a strip club which is where Arturo met most of his girlfriends. After a short dating period they got married. They then broke up and this vacation was kind of like a second honeymoon. The couple had one child together who was safe with relatives.

19 comments:

shakey said...

He was arrested for assaulting her some time ago, but the charges were dropped.

First thing I thought of when I heard this - wow, she must be pretty damn strong.

mikey said...

Hard to picture an ex-stripper, no matter how athletic, strangling a boxer with her purse strap. He had to have been passed out since we know he was not above assaulting her.

Karmen said...

Expect to see this on CSI and/or Law & Order.

califblondy said...

No man is worth ruining a good purse.

RocketQueen said...

There had been rumours of him relating to domestic assault for a while. I think we can expect to hear some pretty damning things about him from her as this case progresses. I hope Chris Brown's next victim always makes sure to carry a purse with a strap.

RocketQueen said...

lol @ califblondy!

mngddess said...

I think CalifBlondy has uttered the statement of the summer....

Sweater said...

She killed him while he was asleep?
Wow, what a brave and absolute role model she is.
That whole 'the door IS RIGHT THERE' thing apparently is a lost art.

M said...

I just love the fact that a tough and successful in the ring boxer was taken out by a purse strap, of all things...

captivagrl said...

doesn't it take some time to strangle someone with a strap? he must have been unconscious.

Anonymous said...

Killing your man while he's asleep is the newest thing! I foresee a huge wave of insomnia among cheating athletes.

Sweater said...

Indeed Syke, I was thinking McNair as well.

Look, if you are being abused, fucking leave. Don't KILL someone while they are sleeping. Defend yourself, absolutely. But if they are ASLEEP....
Report them, get help. GET OUT
Now her life is over too. What a great idea. I wonder who will take care of their child?
Gee. What a thought.

vamp said...

i met him at a strip club in Hoboken a few years ago...a friend of mine wanted show a few of us some sculpture he sold to the club (it was very high end...marble everywhere and we only stopped in for a quick drink lol)...he hugged me and spoke to us for a few minutes...he seemed nice but he was drunk lol...this whole story is crazy...i feel bad for the kid...

lyz said...

I certainly don't condone killing the abuser, however I do have to wonder if she was afraid he's simply come after her and the kid...

Not that it's an excuse, but if the guy was an abuser who knows what was going thru her head.

I feel sorry for the kid. The kid loses all the way around.

Scooby Dubious said...

If Amanda claims that, "Arturo tripped and his neck must have become entangled in the straps of my purse," eh—I'm willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

lauren said...

"That whole 'the door IS RIGHT THERE' thing apparently is a lost art."

It was never an 'art' (ew!) if your abusive husband would threaten to come after you and kill you, no matter where you ran to. I'm glad some people on here are sheltered enough not to have had that happen to them, or know women who've suffered it, but isn't that what empathy's for?

Sweater said...

No offense lauren but if murder is your answer, how does that make you better than your abuser?
Not everyone considers Mary Winkler a hero.
More is coming out now, not only did she strangle him while he was asleep, she stabbed him in the back of his head.
She's trying to claim he committed suicide.

Catherine said...

Califblondy...ROTFLMAO!! Well said. Spoken like a true smartass...I like you better and better!

zandra said...

Gawker has a story that Piggy Hilton put this very sad story up but, with a photo of another boxer. He put up the man who beat the victim in his last fight.

Piggy is a tard.

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