A Brazilian judge says Arturo Gatti's wife will remain in jail despite an autopsy report raising doubts about suspicions that she strangled the former boxing champion.
The lawyer for the 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues, Gatti's wife,
petitioned for her release. Judge Fausto Campos in Recife denied
her release request, but said Monday her petition must be examined
by a three-judge panel, probably next week.
Rodrigues was jailed shortly after Gatti's July 11 death in a
seaside resort. She was accused of strangling him with her purse
straps while he slept.
But an autopsy report raised doubts about that theory. Police
say they cannot comment on the case until the investigation is
complete and are refusing to say whether she is still a suspect.