By Mark Vester
The Canadian Press was able to dig up information that provides motive for Amanda Rodrigues to murder her husband, former two division champion Arturo Gatti. Family friend and sports journalist Jeremy Filosa told The Canadian Press that on June 17, Gatti and Rodrigues changed the fighter's will, leaving his full inheritance in her name, including $1 million from a life insurance policy. Nothing is left in Gatti's will to his children or family. The change was made only three weeks before his death on July 11. Gatti's family did not find out the information until last week.
Gatti was found dead in a posh Brazilian resort by his wife. Police suspected the wife of strangling him with a purse strap but after holding the wife in custody for three weeks, they determined that Gatti had committed suicide by hanging himself and released her. Gatti's family had a second autopsy done last Saturday in Canada. Foul play was not ruled out and new injuries were discovered on Gatti's body by celebrity pathologist Dr. Michael Baden.